As the father of two daughters, President Obama knows firsthand the impact Title IX has had on not just the women of this country but also on America as a whole. In an op-ed celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the President stated:
"Today, thanks in no small part to the confidence and determination they developed through competitive sports and the work ethic they learned with their teammates, girls who play sports are more likely to excel in school. In fact, more women as a whole now graduate from college than men. This is a great accomplishment—not just for one sport or one college or even just for women but for America. And this is what Title IX is all about."
Read the entirety of the President’s powerful op-ed here.