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Sex Discrimination in Education: Overview of Title IX

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Although Title IX has been only partially successful in eliminating sex discrimination in education, the effects of this legislation have been far-reaching. Despite problems with enforcement of the statute, the women and girls of today tend to be better educated and have more opportunities than those of their mothers’ generation. Major attention at present centers on funding for equal opportunities in athletics, although equality in the classroom, a more complex problem, may affect more students in terms of future opportunities and earning power.