[EDEQUITY] Past messages from Dialogue on Funding for Women and

From: Edequity.Moderator
Date: Fri Nov 03 2000 - 14:10:30 EST

Girls Programs
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Hello Everyone

Enclosed please see seven messages that were missed from our posting of the
wonderful dialogue on Funding for Women and Girls program, that ended on
Tuesday, October 31, 2000. Thank you for all the recommendations.

From: Equitymk@aol.com
Subject: Re: [EDEQUITY] Funding for Women and Girls Programs
To: edequity@phoenix.edc.org

I received my copy of the bimonthly magazine from the Women's Sports
Foundation, and I noticed that they have MANY corporate sponsors that
increasing girls' and women's sports. Why can't we get more of that for
other programs for girls and women? Melissa Keyes

The Question was:
 For EDEQUITY Members:
> In case anyone missed this question, both Janalee at the AAUW Foundation
> and Edith at WEEA have asked for your input in making recommendations
> funding needs/priorities for their programs. So far the following topics
> have been mentioned:
> --career education
> --pregnant and parenting teens
> --developing leadership potential among girls who are not necessarily
> top students
> --sustainability (funds for continuing efforts long term)
> --looking at the intersection of gender and race, ethnicity, class,
> disability,
> and other characteristics in education
> To this list I would add general awareness about Title IX. Are there any
> other issues you think should be added to this list?

> Susan J. Smith
> Moderator

The following responces were:

From: Kathy Johnson <kjohnson@vismt.org>

What about public-oriented projects (media, advertising, etc) to overcome
stereotypes of high-tech, high-paying, science, and math career fields. It
would be great to offer public role models of women who work in these
fields, get great pay and benefits, AND raise families. Maybe more girls
would consider these fields if the image in the general public could be

I see this a bit differently than career education, in that the target
population would be the general public, rather than girls specifically.

Kathy A. Johnson Vermont Institute for Science, Math, &
Equity Specialist 7 West Street Dillingham Hall
(802) 828-0072 Montpelier, VT 05602

From: Linda Purrington <lpurring@earthlink.net>

I second the addition of Title IX awareness both among
educators/administrators, and in the student and general population. I
would add to that a discussion of how best to use Title IX, with a
review of the case law and regs. Linda Purrington

From: TammySteele@aol.com

Math, science, technology education for girls and women is a topic, I
believe, that undergirds all women's issues. Women's lack of skill in these

areas keeps them stuck on welfare and prevents them from breaking through
glass ceiling. At every level women fail to perform in these areas. We can
longer simply blame the guys for keeping us from learning them. We need to
blame ourselves ... and then get over it by developing educational
that work for girls. When boys don't want to learn to read, we say, "Sorry
it's non-negotiable." Then we figure out whatever it takes to get them to
read. When girls say, "I'm no good at math," we say, "That's ok, you're a
girl. You don't need to learn math, science, or technology." We can no
afford to give ourselves a pass on these subjects...they dominate commerce,

public policy, family welfare, global politics.

From: "cheryl malgay heath" <cmalgayh@mtu.edu>

What about sexual harassment?

From: "Larry Conant" <l_conant@hotmail.com>
I recommend adding, "stopping sexual harassment in schools" to the list.

Larry Conant
From: "Mitzi Witchger" <greatmw@home.com>

Yes. Even tho there was little discussion regarding Title IX & equity in
sports last month, I think it is a vulnerable situation for female athletes
at the collegiate and secondary levels, especially depending on the outcome
of the elections next week. There may be folks who think that sports aren't
so important and shouldn't be included in education; but as long as sports
are a part of our educational system females are entitled to have access to
the same athletic resources of a school that males have. Sports are,
relatively speaking, an easily measureable component of Title IX and afford
females many life lessons as well as becoming more healthy & fit.

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