Title IX

NPR's Claudio Sanchez reports on a new study that says young women are steered away from industrial and high-tech vocational training that boys are encouraged to seek. Law experts say that gender specific vocational education shortchanges girls by offering skills that lead to lower-paying jobs than men. They contend that this is a violation of Title IX, a 1972 law that bans sexual discrimination in schools. But school officials argue that despite some obvious gender imbalances in vocational training, most students make their own career training choices.

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