Positive Facts About High School Sports

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The editorial by Anne Driscoll that appeared in the Boston Globe is filled with positive facts regarding high school age girls participating in sports. Between the ages of 7 and 17 over 21 million girls participate in sports, just shy of the boys who in the same age group number 22 million. The author cites that, “In the year before Title IX was passed in 1972, only 1 of every 27 girls played high school sports. Now the ratio is 1 of every 3, which nearly reaches the boys' ratio of 1 of every 2.” These numbers show an incredible increase due to the opportunities now available to young women. The President’s Council on Fitness was referenced by the author, endorsing the fact that active , athletic girls have been found to have higher esteem

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