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Series III. Issues, 1969-1972

Scope and Content Notes:

This series highlights some of the issues faced by the East End Education Committee. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Folder 3 Integration and busing

Includes November 18, 1970 statement on approval of busing and integration in public school system and December 8, 1971 position on busing and integration.

Liberty School

Includes open classroom concept of May 25, 1971 which outlines steps taken at Liberty School with parents and teachers to start option of open classroom.

O'Rourke Caucus

Includes letter and draft copies c. 1969-70 to Pittsburgh Board of Public Education from EEEC recommending that Mr. Donald J. O'Rourke be retained as principal at Liberty School. Also includes parent's letters complimenting O'Rourke on his current position as acting principal at Liberty School.

Folder 4 Schools and Sexism

Includes report by EEEC members submitted to Pittsburgh Board of Public Education on April 18, 1972 showing how actual textbooks used in Pittsburgh schools were sexist in treatment of roles and girls and boys. Books reviewed ranged from grades kindergarten through sixth. Also includes book Little Miss Muffet Fights Back published in 1971 by Feminists on Children's Media which recommends non-sexist books about girls for young readers. File also includes notes on Ann Arbor Report which details ways for schools to eliminate sexual discrimination.

School Board Elections, c. 1970-72

Includes position paper that opposes general election of school board members, however, EEEC did reverse this viewpoint and finally support election of school board members.