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Bernice Sandler and the fight for Title IX  Cover Image Book Book

Bernice Sandler and the fight for Title IX / by Jen Barton ; illustrated by Sarah Green.

Barton, Jen, (author.). Green, Sarah, (illustrator.).


"In 1969 Bernice Sandler was finishing her doctorate in education at the University of Maryland, teaching part-time at the university, and trying to secure a full-time position. Despite her excellent credentials, it became clear she wasn't even being considered. But why? she wondered. 'Let's face it,' a male colleague said, 'you come on too strong for a woman.' Those fateful words brought sex discrimination home for Sandler. Facing it herself, front and center in her own workplace, meant she could no longer be ambivalent about women's rights. She could no longer buy the media coverage of feminists as 'man-hating,' 'abrasive,' and 'unfeminine.' But what could she do? Sandler soon discovered that none of the obvious laws prohibiting discrimination covered sex discrimination in education. Sandler's work led to the passage of Title IX-making it illegal, once and for all, for a federally funded institution to discriminate against someone based on their sex, including in education. This had a profound effect on women in the workplace, in school, and in sports." --publisher's website.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781433839467
  • ISBN: 1433839466
  • Physical Description: 132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 123-132)
Formatted Contents Note:
The accidental activist who became the godmother of Title IX / by Margaret Dunkle -- Too strong for a woman -- Beryl, Bernice, Bunny -- Pandora's box -- Girls just want to have... hearings -- Rules of the road -- Chilly climate -- How to be an activst / by Sage Carson -- More photos from Bernices life.
Target Audience Note:
1110L Lexile
Subject: Sandler, Bernice Resnick.
United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX > History.
Women political activists > United States > Biography.
Women college teachers > United States > Biography.
Sex discrimination in education > United States > Prevention > History.
Sex discrimination against women > United States > Prevention > History.

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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 305.42 BAR 2022 (Text) 0002206043347 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA 305.42 BAR 2022 (Text) 0002206127603 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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