Title IX's winning legacy

Alex Morgan of the U.S. celebrates scoring her Alex Morgan of the U.S. celebrates scoring her side's 3rd goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States Photo Credit: AP

advertisement | advertise on newsday

3 -- That's the number of appearances the U.S. women's soccer team has made in the World Cup championship final, including Sunday's match against Japan. The women's team has made it to the finals in half the World Cups since it started in 1991. This tremendous record of achievement partially stems from Title IX, the federal law that requires equal funding for men's and women's school sports. Passed in 1972, it has enabled countless young women to play sports. And that's the real winning goal.

Sign up for the Opinion newsletter and get the latest analysis delivered to your inbox.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: