The Superintendent of Schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan has made one of his performance objectives the elimination of sexism in schools. This action came at the suggestion of his administrative staff, and since September all school personnel have been directed to take this goal as one of their objectives. As the Superintendent informed me, these objectives are not rhetorical. All administrators and teachers are required to keep descriptive records about how they are eliminating sexism.
This fall, Kalamazoo's elementary school teachers are countering sex-stereotyping in a newly-purchased Houghton Mifflin reading program by using a supplementary book-length collection of revisions to their teachers' guides entitled Recommendations for Eliminating Sex Discrimination in the Reading Program. This collection was devised by a School Board committee of teachers, administrators and parents.