RE: Kids Day @ Work

Darcy Lees (
Fri, 10 May 1996 13:32:32 -0700 (PDT)

A year ago I was doing a workshop on Gender Equity when a female
participant shared her experience with her five year old son. Her son was
treating their pet cats paw which had been injured. The mother said to
her son that he should consider becoming a doctor when he grew up. Her
son looked at her and said, "Mommy, doctors are women." She paused and
looked at her son and then realized that her son had only had female
pediatricians. Let's be sure we continue to examine what the experiences
of todays children really are and that should help guide us in designing
truly equitable programs for all children.

In Education Week, May 1, 1996, p.ll, Jessica Portner, "Minn. Student
Leaders push for place at Policy Table". Minnesota Association of Student
Councils developed a document that proposes that students "have the right
to: be included in decisions that affect their education; attend schools
that treat all people fairly, regardless of race, gender, national origin,
religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or
financial status; be taught by competent, knowlegeable teachers.
..responsibilities such as adhering to school discipling and treating
others with different viewpoints with respect."

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