Tag Archive for: sports inequality

Rich-poor divide in high school sports

Data reveal inequality that threatens American Dream BRUCE MOHL and  HARI PATEL (Commonwealth Journal) EACH YEAR, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association compiles athletic participation data from public, charter, and parochial high schools across the state. In nine out of the past 10 years, the publicized narrative about the data has been the same: that athletic participation […]

For women, a gender gap persists on youth coaching sidelines

BY KARA YORIO, staff writer North Jersey News When Diana Murphy walked into a Clifton gym a couple of years ago ready to coach basketball with a team of first- and second-grade boys and girls, the men already on the courts told her, “The girls play in the other gym.” Murphy responded with a stunned, […]