Jeffrey Javier, of The Arizona Republic, says that the U.S. Department of Education should decide soon whether to investigate an Arizona school district failing to provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, senior director of the Women’s Sports Foundation and Coastal Law professor, spoke to Javier about the story, which can be found here.
Hogshead-Makar cited a compilation of studies that showed girls involved in athletics were healthier and more likely to enter professional careers, such as medicine and law.
She added discriminating against girls in sports is similar to discriminating against them in a classroom.
“Athletics are just as important to girls as math class,” she said.