Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offer 12 sanctioned sports for girls, including soccer (above). Boys account for nearly 51 percent of the total enrollment but 62 percent of all sports participants. Nearly 54 percent of all CMS teams were boys’ teams. A new study showed North Carolina had one of the widest “gender equity” gaps in the nation. It ranked 44th among all states.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offer 12 sanctioned sports for girls, including soccer (above). Boys account for nearly 51 percent of the total enrollment but 62 percent of all sports participants. Nearly 54 percent of all CMS teams were boys’ teams. A new study showed North Carolina had one of the widest “gender equity” gaps in the nation. It ranked 44th among all states. Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offer 12 sanctioned sports for girls, including soccer (above). Boys account for nearly 51 percent of the total enrollment but 62 percent of all sports participants. Nearly 54 percent of all CMS teams were boys’ teams. A new study showed North Carolina had one of the widest “gender equity” gaps in the nation. It ranked 44th among all states. Robert Lahser rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Is North Carolina unfair to girls who want to be high school athletes?

July 17, 2015 05:41 PM