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Some Indicators of Title IX’S Impact of Women’s Education

As part of their agenda to overhaul the gender-biased education system, feminists argued that a key aspect of discrimination was the content of the materials used in the classroom. They asked HEW to ban sexist textbooks. Publishers protested that their freedom of the press would be compromised. This issue went all the way to Secretary Casper Weinberger, who pleaded the First Amendment and agreed with the publishers. As a result, textbooks and educational materials were removed from Title IX jurisdiction.5