How Bernice Sandler, 'Godmother Of Title IX,' Achieved Landmark Discrimination Ban

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Bernice Sandler, the "godmother of Title IX" who died Saturday at the age of 90, is being remembered this week for her lifelong fight to reverse decades of institutional bias in U.S. schools and open new paths for women and girls. It all started in an elementary school in Brooklyn, N.Y., when Sandler was a determined little girl nicknamed Bunny. She was offended by the way the boys got to do all the classroom activities. "For example, running a slide projector," says Marty Langelan, who was Sandler's friend and colleague for nearly 50 years. "You know, simple everyday things. You know, 'Oh, we'll have the boys do this.' If it was important, the boys did it," Langelan says. "And she told her mother back then, when she was a schoolgirl, that she was going...

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How Bernice Sandler, 'Godmother Of Title IX,' Achieved Landmark Discrimination Ban

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