03 March 2008

Title IX is not just for sports anymore

Some in academia want to correct the lack of women graduates in math, science and engineering with a liberal dose of stupidity. I did learn that Title IX states:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex...be denied the benefits of...any education pro­gram or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
This is fine, but it has usually meant not equality of opportunity, but equality of outcome. This won't end well for education in the US. Guess my kids better start learning Chinese to get a decent science education.

1 comment:

Jay said...

Reading this story, with women getting a preponderance of PHD's, don't we need some affirmative action for men?