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‘Godmother of Title IX’ Discusses How the Law Changed Education for Women

Dr. Bernice Sandler

Bernice Sandler, dubbed the “Godmother of Title IX” by the New York Times, spent the day at Cedar Crest College on March 22, sharing her experiences in co-developing and fighting for the federal law that has shaped equity in education for women.

She held special sessions with faculty, staff and students during the day to discuss different types of sex discrimination in educational settings and ways to combat them. She also presented a lecture in the evening titled, “Title IX: The Education Law that Changed it All.”

“We have certainly made a great deal of progress, but there is still plenty more that needs to be done,” said Sandler, who noted that, among other things, there are still k-12 schools that separate boys and girls into different classrooms and teach them differently based on long-held stereotypes.

President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Dr. Bernice Sandler
President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Dr. Bernice Sandler

Dr. Sandler with the Women's History Month Committee
Dr. Sandler with the Women's History Month Committee

Dr Sandler and Cedar Crest student Shamara Rhodes
Dr Sandler and Cedar Crest student Shamara Rhodes

Dr. Sandler with members of the Athletics Department
Dr. Sandler with members of the Athletics Department

 Dr. Sandler with Cedar crest College student athletes
Dr. Sandler with Cedar Crest College student athletes