Three Cheers for The Lesemanns!

Linda Purrington (
Tue, 07 Apr 1998 17:51:52 -0700

Congratulations! Hey, that is a victory! Good for you! Yes, it is
just one step, but it is very definitely a victory, and one that helps
other kids as well. And you can use it as a teaching anecdote too!
Linda Purrington <>
Title IX Advocates

C123S105L wrote:
> The advise is appreciated. A Victory that has left us with some mixed
> feelings.
> The principal has just called and told us that Ingrid will receive her first
> honors and
> that from now on a GYM grade will not be necessary for other children to be in
> honor role. We had made a formal request that the GYm teacher provide us with
> the grade criteria that she uses to grade fifth graders. Since the same
> teacher had
> admitted in front of two other school officials that ''she had the grade
> books to prove that boys were better in sports'' the school must of gotten a
> little
> concerned that after Edelman gave us the criteria for giving our daughter a
> low grade
> we would go ahead and ask the TITLe IX coordinator to do a review of class
> rank...
> this would show an inconsistency of the boys being marked higher than the
> girls. This
> would open another can of worms they must have thought better to compromise
> than to let us ''open it''. But the problem has not been totally resolved.
> There is
> still discrimination against girls and we will continue to fight against it.
> Lesemann <>

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