Title IX and Equal Opportunity in Vocational and Technical Education: A Promise Still Owed to the Nation’s Young Women

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The center charges education administrators with failing to integrate classes in subjects that have been stereotyped as male or female. Using data from 12 states, the center found that 96 percent of the students enrolled in cosmetology classes were female, while 94 percent of those in plumber and electrician training classes were male. Such high percentages were also reflected by the numbers of women in child care and nursing courses and men in welding and automotive classes. The report reflects alarm over the practical implications: Child care fields yield median salaries of $7.43 per hour, while plumbers and pipefitters earn $18.19 per hour. 10 pages. Free. National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle NW, Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20036. (202) 588-5180, www.nwlc.org.