January 20, 2010
By Mary Ann Mason
Barack Obama, in the month before his election, promised an audience of members of the Association for Women in Science and the Society of Women Engineers that he would do more to enforce Title IX, which prevents sexual discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal funds. He also vowed to significantly increase the number of women in science and technology.
On the 37th anniversary of Title IX, the Obama administration recommitted to women’s advancement in the sciences when Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Valerie Jarrett, a White House senior adviser, issued a statement that said the law was integral “to encourage women to pursue their aspirations in fields in which they have been historically underrepresented, such as science and technology.”
More here: http://chronicle.com/article/Title-IX-Includes-Maternal/49159/