Title IX: Before and After
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Although there are many critics of Title IX, and it has obviously not perfected the athletics system, it is still a valuable tool that has given many women opportunities they never would have had before. Many opponents of Title IX argue that although Title IX has helped, it is no longer useful and should be redone. Myles Brand, president of the NCAA, responds to this claim by saying, "Title IX is not broken, and it does not need to be fixed." He continues with his own approach to the issue, "[Title IX] needs to be supported, enforced, and allowed to finish the job it was designed to do ... provide equal opportunities for athletics participation without gender bias." (NCAA Gender Equity/ Title IX website: Title IX Seminar Page). As long as athletics directors, administrators, coaches, and players continue to support Title IX and the changes needed in which to comply, it will be the tool that brings equality to athletics.