Coach Amber Parker wants Title IX to be enforced at Franklin County High School.

In late January, Franklin County High School girls basketball coach Amber Parker was conducting a public search for an attorney to help file a Title IX lawsuit against the Indiana High School Athletic Association over the disparity between the number of basketball games boys and girls play on Friday nights. Parker, who moved to Indiana four years ago after a 14-season coaching career in Texas, took over the Franklin County High program last year and has taken issue with a schedule that sees the boys' team in the high-profile Friday slot seven times, as compared to only four for the girls. She told The Indianapolis Star that she is not seeking any damages, but wants Title IX to be enforced. "Twenty years from now, whether I'm still in Indiana or not, there won't be a lot of people I stay in contact with, but I'll always have a relationship with my daughters," the mother of five told the paper. "I want to be able to look at them and say, 'I did everything I could to make this right.' "

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This coach worries about when the girls play - a day or an hour - while most non-rev boys worry about even getting the chance to play. Put another way - Stop whining coach, you're getting most of the calls your way as it is.
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Precious few coaches of girl,s and women's sports "get most of the calls" their way. I applaud this coach for caring when her girls play. Until we share the playing fields equally...until our daughters are prioritized like our sons, it is important that people continue to advocate for them. I also think people need to advocate for the sports boy's play that don't get a fair shake. This isn't just about gender - it is about equity. So Aaron... knock the chip off your shoulder and advocate for your sport like Amber Parker is advocating for hers.
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Being the mother of a victim of descrimination and knowing how unfair it is I think Coach Parker has every right to fight for what is fair and what is right. I say more power to her.
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I am, Meg. I'm trying to fight the discrimination that the boys face every day on the field and in the classroom. Don't you dare talk about equity for this. It's not even close. Is it fair and right that the boys have a better schedule? Nope. But is it fair and right that many boys don't even get a chance to play?? I'll make both of you a deal - let's change places. Let my son play all of the sports he wants (on either his team or the girl's team) and of course, fund him completely; let him get more opportunities for scholarships, both academic and athletic; let him be given more academic opportunities and an easier path to academic success - and then make him play his games on Saturday night. Oh, and don't forget, if he decides not to come out for the play or dance - and there are a disproportionate number of girls - you'll have to cut them for "proportionality". Doesn't matter how good they are, how much they want to participate, how good it would be for them - nothing matters except they are girls and there are too many trying out. So you see, I'm sure the girls would trade a better schedule for less opportunities and participation in the other sports, academics, and fine art extra curriculars. You see, that is the true test of equity, Meg. It's NOT getting everything you want and giving up nothing. There's a small property of equity that means you can substitute equal items without changing value. Are you willing to do that? Would you have the boys and girls switch opportunities to test your version of equity? And Lily, being the victim of discrimination, why do you think I'm trying to fight the women that advocate that it's acceptable to discriminate against young boys? It's not right in either direction.
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My experience with high school sports is that there will never be such a thing as equity. There will always be boys and girls. Why doesn't this coach realize the lesson she is teaching her girls is not a good one. Whine and threaten to get what you "want" and tout something unrealistic such as equity. Wait till all of you that agree with her have to work with people that have been taught that they are owed equality for their sex (or race, beliefs, etc.). Wake up and realize the unintended consequences of your ideals. A business run like a title IX high school athletic program wouldn't last long. The kids are there to get an education and anything else is just nice. So teach them responsibly that life isn't always fair and let them succeed in all the other areas of life.
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Parker's right, "In the matters of style, swim with the current In the matters of principal, stand like a rock" ~Thomas Jefferson
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ok for yall coaches who really should grow up and follow the law on equity and equal you sure are dogging mrs. Amber Parker for what she is fighting for now let me tell you how would you as a coach or even a teacher like to be able to only play on the days when no one has time to see you cuz its during the week and on top of it u have to do homework bust your ass to get everything done to keep your studies in line along with classes just to stay on the team and work as hard as u can to fight for a team which is succeeding a hell of a lot better than the boys and u wanna cut them down because they are women well who the hell are you so to tell you the truth yall need grow up and stop being sexist pigs Mrs. Parker you have my full support and i agree with what your doing and dont give up (p.s. Mrs. Parker excuse my language and disrespect using it the rest of yall whining teachers who shouldnt even have a degree i could care less how offended you r grow up)