Publication date:09 December 2011
Length of book:368 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Women in America have come a long way in the last hundred years, from lacking the right to vote to holding some of the highest profile positions in the country. But this change has not come without struggle. More Than Title IX highlights the impact of one of the most powerful instruments of change—education. The book takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most influential moments for gender equity in education and tells the dramatic stories of the women and men who made these changes possible. The narrative blends historical analysis with dynamic interview excerpts with people whose actions made a difference in both educational equity and in the country as a whole. By showing how hard-won changes in education have improved life for women and men in America over the past century, the authors remind readers not to take freedoms for granted. The paperback edition features a new Preface, as well as a glossary and timeline of key moments in gender relations in America.
More Than Title IX is the story of how our society was transformed by opening education to women, by law. Testimonies from leaders tell us what it took, and how long, to accomplish this kind of fundamental change. We also see that the real impacts of Title IX in schools would have been slower to realize without federally funded technical assistance centers. As the details show, we should never take equal opportunity for granted, and we are not there yet. More Than Title IX will significantly help us build on hard-earned progress.