Update-House Bill Cuts Gender Equity Provisions

From: edequity-admin@phoenix.edc.org
Date: Fri Oct 15 1999 - 00:00:00 EDT

On Oct. 13, the House Education and Workforce Committee
eliminated the gender equity provisions in a major federal
education bill, the Student Results Act (HR 2). Groups such
as the Independent Women's Forum worked to have these
provisions deleted from current law.

The House can restore these provisions and is likely to vote
on HR 2 on Oct. 20.

The provisions that were eliminated include:

--Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA)-the only federal
education program dedicated to women and girls.

--Teacher Training-eliminating gender bias in the classroom.

--Technology Development-developing an innovative and
equitable learning environment.

--Drop-out Prevention-helping pregnant and parenting teens
stay in school.

For more information, please e-mail Emma Peat at
<peate@aauw.org> at the American Association of University

Also available at the AAUW web site
<www.aauw.org/1000/fspp.html> is a fact sheet "Myths and
Reality About Gender Equity in Education" produced by the
Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.

Forwarded by edequity-admin@mail.edc.org

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