Education Amendments of 1972

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Education Amendments of 1972
Great Seal of the United States.
Long title An Act to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, the Vocational Education Act of 1963, the General Education Provisions Act (creating a National Foundation for Postsecondary Education and a National Institute of Education), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Public Law 874, Eighty-first Congress, and related Acts, and for other purposes.
Nickname(s) Title IX
Enacted by the  92nd United States Congress
Effective June 23, 1972
Citations
Public Law 92-318
Stat. 86 Stat. 235
Codification
Act(s) amended
Title(s) amended 20 U.S.C.: Education
U.S.C. sections created 20 U.S.C. ch. 38 § 1681 et seq.
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the Senate as S. 659 by Birch Bayh (DIN) on February 28, 1972
  • Committee consideration by: House Subcommittee on Higher Education
  • Passed the Senate on March 1, 1972 (88-6)
  • Passed the House on May 11, 1972 (275-125)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on May 24, 1972; agreed to by the Senate on May 24, 1972 (63-15) and by the House on June 8, 1972 (218-180)
  • Signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972

Education Amendments of 1972 also sometimes known as the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235) was U.S. legislation enacted June 23, 1972.[1] It best known for its Title IX, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions receiving federal aid. It also modified government programs providing financial aid to students by directing monies directly to students without the participation of intermediary financial institutions.

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  1. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Richard Nixon: "Statement on Signing the Education Amendments of 1972.," June 23, 1972". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara.