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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Remember when (in Nov 2008, mind you) Dr. Brand said cuts are expected, but they damn well better be equitable?

Too bad the news didn't trickle down to the Florida High School Athletic Association. From the Title IX blog:
In a cost-reducing effort, the Florida High School Athletic Association came up with and initially approved a plan to cut back the number of games teams play during a season; 20 percent across the board. Except for football. You would be right if you too thought that wasn't actually going to fly. But even when threatened by lawsuits when he said the school board would not reconsider the decision until the fall (keeping the cuts intact), FHSAA head Roger Dearing did not blink--at first.But apparently he is blinking now.

The Florida Parents for Athletic Equity and Title IX advocate and law professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar, who calls Florida home, may have made him a little nervous.
Not surprised. Do not -- I repeat, do NOT mess with Nancy Hogshead-Makar. She's smarter than most of us put together. (Hey, she went to Duke!)