Students and parents of student at Plymouth Salem High School in Michigan have been dealing with one of the grossest overreaches of Title IX legislation in recent memory. Here’s a useful summary from a recent Yahoo Sports story on the matter:
Six years ago, parents of Plymouth High’s boys’ varsity team raised money and built stadium seating so they could watch from above a black chain-link fence that made spectating difficult, according to WJBK-TV. The parents also installed a new scoreboard for the baseball field.
Now, the school must tear it all down. The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation following an anonymous complaint. Ultimately, officials demanded that the seating and scoreboard be torn down because the upgrades are superior to Plymouth’s girls’ softball facilities. The boys’ seating is also not handicap accessible, which is a separate violation of government regulations.
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