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Summer 1973


[The following story is reprinted by permission from the Superintendent's Bulletin, Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools.] An enterprising ninth grader [Ms. Ann MacArthur] at Montgomery Hills Junior High has analyzed her algebra book and denounced it as "sexist." In a lengthy memo to her principal, Nathan P. Pearson, she recommends that the book [Modern Algebra: Structure and Method, Book I by Mary Dolciani, Simon L. Berman, Julius Frelich, Albert E. Mider (Houghton-Mifflin, 1962)] be replaced before it causes any more "mind pollution." Her premise is based on a detailed analysis of the word problems in her ninth grade algebra book, which she maintains promote a sexist indoctrination.



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