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Summer 1973


On May 31, the Committee to Study Sex Discrimination in the Kalamazoo Public Schools filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. The complaint alleges that the 12 textbooks of the Houghton Mifflin Elementary Reading Program, recently adopted by the Kalamazoo Public Schools which will be in use for the next 5 years, discriminate against girls and women. A preliminary study of the textbooks showed them to be objectionable because of sex role stereotyping and an unfair portrayal of the performance and potential of women.



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