Title IX's Dark Legacy

Title IX has benefited women's sports, but at the expense of men.

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Title IX wasn't conceived as an intrusive quota system. It wasn't meant to pit men and women against each other. Yet that's the sad reality of the law in practice today.

As we look forward to the Olympics, Americans should encourage policymakers to reform Title IX's enforcement policies to re-embrace the vision of a level playing field, with equal opportunity for all, but one on which the outcomes are determined by those on the field.

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