RE: teacher's retaliation

McKevitt, Susan (
Fri, 10 Apr 1998 09:26:22 -0400

Indeed, that is good news, and thanks for sharing it! Rarely do we get
to hear the positive results of our work.

I think, however, the work in that school is still to be done. The
principal needs to ensure that the gym teacher gets her head on straight
regarding sexism. Excluding the grade from consideration can wind up
circumventing the tough issue, that of the school ensuring that sexism
doesn't exist in its staff.

Congratulations on your attention and persistence. It's what makes
change happen.


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

-----Original Message-----
From: C123S105L []
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 12:37 AM
Subject: Re: teacher's retaliation

We want to let everyone in the list that we can celebrate a
victory which is
nonethess received with mixed feelings. The principal of our
school has now
informed us that from now on GYM grades will not have any
determination on the
qualifications for honor role. It appears that two other mothers
unfortunally I do not know complained that their children were
not going to
receive academic honors
due to the fact that the GYM teacher gave them "C"....but what
makes this
interesting is that the two students concerned were...
GIRLS...therefore we
believe that the school acted out of fear because we request
that grading
criteria by the GYM teacher be provided to us inmediately.
Perhaps the
principal did not like what she saw because we have heard
through the
grapevine that the superintendent of
schools, who has proved to be very sympathetic to our concerns,
instructed the
principal to look into this matter asap. We also want to share a
piece of
that we hope will bring everyone some smiles...we were told by a
mother that
the meeting between the principal and one of these
''complaining'' mothers
the principal's secretary wispered to this mother that if this
is not resolved
speak to the TITLE IX word is getting around

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