Is Title IX being taken to extremes?
Should schools disregard gender?
- Duration 3:04
- Date Jul 24, 2012
Should schools disregard gender?
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Welcome back -- -- -- title nine being taken to new extremes the president wants to expand it.
From sports apparently to academics but the law was created when only 44% of college students are women now that the majority.
So do women need the extra help was certain.
Career joining me now is -- senior attorney at Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Hans Bader Hans used to work at the office for civil rights he agency that administers the -- -- morning -- -- Good morning.
So let's talk about what.
You believe the Obama administration wants to do with regard to title nine we know that that applies to sports at schools girls and boys equal access.
What do you believe they're gonna do with regard to degree.
-- they're going to come up with new rules.
That and the rules will encourage schools to either.
And Jason affirmative action or conceivably even impose quotas that may restrict enrollment of male students in certain.
Math science or engineering programs.
So let's take a look at the gender factor with regard to -- who learns what degree so first let seeing what women typically earn.
More degrees in psychology agricultural science.
Biological science chemistry social sciences and then engineering computer science.
And physics so what is your concern ponds that men will not mean be accepted into some of those programs on the right to make more room for women.
If they followed that model the title nine sports rules they would have to cap.
Or they would have to do things which were even more costly and impractical because under existing title nine sports schools a school can either have a quote -- For sports teams or.
We can do things they're even more impractical don't work on the long haul like perpetually increasing the number of female athletes are showing that has met every last drop.
In the under represented gender and intercollegiate sports so as a practical matter colleges use quotas.
In intercollegiate sports and in allocating opportunities.
All -- -- all female sports teams I don't think they should do that too.
Math and science because and math and science -- -- only on all female classes there's no need to use a quote up.
To divide up opportunities -- between all -- all female teams when you're talking about math and science you can just use gender blind.
Admissions and the current system isn't broken the fact that there are more women him.
Psychology and biology and more men and physics and computer science.
Is a function of men's and women's differing average level of interest there's a mountain of social science research going back a hundred years.
From many universities showing that there are differences in average levels of interest and that.
Men tend to be more -- -- an inanimate objects and systems like -- engineering computer science.
And women tend to be more interested in organic subjects like people plants animals biology right -- -- There may be does gender differences but there also could be an argument that the more more women who are exposed to math and science earlier on in their education might actually.
Choose those careers later on as well I got to wrap it up their hunts -- Bader thank you so much for your thoughts smarts.