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The Education Law That Led the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to the World Cup
If you’re a fan of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, you can partly thank Title IX for it. The 1972 education law closed a loophole against discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. This included school sports, which gave athletic opportunities to women like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan they may have otherwise been denied. By requiring equal funding for girls' sports programs, participation in girls' soccer increased from 700 nationally in 1972 to almost 400,000 today. Title IX has not been enforced rigorously around the country. Moira Donegan in The Guardian To be enforced equitably, it would require a stronger look at arts, academic extracurriculars and more to reach Title IX’s full potential. If girls and women can have such success thanks to Title IX’s sports provisions, imagine what would happen if the rest of the law were enforced.