Carolyn Berger reports on the content and meaning of federal legislation prohibiting discrimination against people because of sex in federally funded education programs. The first reel of the program is a documentary about Title IX; interviewed for the documentary are Walter Norwood, Fair Employment Coordinator for LA City Schools; Jean Tavlin, first-grade teacher in Los Angeles; Virginia Mulrooney, a member of the Attorney General's Task Force on Women's Rights; Marilyn Holly, teacher of a course on employment discrimination for Loyola Law School; Dr. Tom Lawson, administrator who handles LA City's complaints about sexual discrimination. The second reel is a roundtable discussion with teachers that have instituted Title IX-compliant programs in Los Angeles-area high schools; how they put the law into effect in their classroom, what the new law means to students, how parents can make certain that teachers and parents use Title IX fairly. Panelists are Jean Tavlin, who teaches first grade at Melrose Avenue Elementary School; Hugh Gottfried, who teaches and coordinates an alternative school on the campus of Crenshaw High School; Nancy Wells, English teacher at San Pedro High School; and Jackie Durant, who teaches special education for handicapped students at Belmont High School. Discussion moderated by Carolyn Berger.
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