Title IX Enforcement Called 'Deeply Troubling'

As landmark gender-equity law reaches its 35th anniversary, report criticizes federal oversight

The government agency responsible for enforcing gender equity in college sports is falling down on the job, according to a report released last week by the National Women's Law Center.

Over the past five years, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights — the administrative guardian of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law that prohibits sex discrimination at institutions that receive federal funds — has cut back sharply in the number