RE: Obvious teacher's retaliation against my daughter

McKevitt, Susan (
Mon, 6 Apr 1998 14:21:45 -0400

If your daughter was marked down for speaking out on an equity issue,
that constitutes retaliation. Retaliation is actionable under Title IX
and if all else fails, file a complaint first with the school and if
that doesn't work, go to OCR (Office of Civil Rights) That the
Superintendent was "embarrassed" is not enough. The teacher must be

Susan McKevitt
Bureau for Equity
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone (603) 271-6613
Fax (603) 271-1953

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From: C123S105L []
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 1998 5:43 PM
Subject: Obvious teacher's retaliation against my

Our daughter Ingrid who is a First Division Soccer Player and
who last month
won a trophy at a tournnament for Best Offensive Player out of
160 children
12 teams has learned today at the age of ten ''what price is to
be paid'' when
one speaks out. because of the dificulties we had had with this
GYM teacher
because of her open discrimination against the girls in the
past, Ingrid's
was a C+ which automatically prevents her from obtainning the
First Place
Honors she would have been entitled to otherwise. Withount our
knowledge she
approached her teacher and asked her to please allow her to
re-take the test
assign her x-credit and was told no. The classroom teacher also
approached her
and with the same results. Can anyone give us some ideas as to
how to begin
on this one? Ingrid needs a half point. This teacher told us in
a meeting we
held over the first incident, and who had the Assistant
Superintendent and
coordinator that ''she had the school records'' to prove'' that
girls were not
as good
in GYM and that all they (the girls) knew what to do best in her
GYM class was
''squeal''. The Superintendent turned red. She told us later
''she felt so
over this teacher's comments.


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