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Presidential Panel Debates Title IX

Education Secretary Rod Paige weighs whether to change the way schools are required to comply with Title IX, the federal law that requires equal opportunities for male and female student athletes. A presidential commission debated the 31-year-old law and recommended less-than-sweeping changes. NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.