Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports
Parents at Fayetteville High School complained in a federal lawsuit that the girls’ softball field, right, isn’t equivalent to the boys’ baseball field, left. The facilities are just one area where female athletes aren’t treated the same as their male counterparts, according to the complaint.

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'.
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