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Winter 1976


As of June 9, 1975 the state of Washington has a new law that deals effectively with the problem of sex discrimination in the public schools. The new legislation, House Bill 413, outlaws "inequality in the educational opportunities afforded women and girls at all levels of the public schools in Washington state," since such inequality would be a breach of the state's Equal Rights Amendment. Specifically, the new law gives the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) the power to "develop regulations and guidelines to eliminate sex discrimination as it applies to public school employment, counseling and guidance services to students, recreational and athletic activities for students, access to course offerings, and in textbooks and instructional materials used by students."



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