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NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1975 - Page 2. October 1975. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/223/show/213.

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1975
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Date October 1975
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Transcript Oct. 2, 7:30 P#M#, Uniting Church Program Meeting Oct. 6, 7:30 P.M., ll|07 Seagate • Rap Session Oct. 10, 7:30 P.M. 2i|l8 Travis HAFFCU Wine & Cheese Party Oct. 16, 7:30 P.M. Uniting Church Business Meeting Oct. 2H-27, Philadepphia, Pa. . NOW National Conference Oct. 29, everywhere ALICE DOESN'T Day TEXAS TEXTBOOK HEARINGS: 1975 EDITION Testimony by Texas N.O.W.'s Continuing Task Force on Education For Women occupied the entire second day of the public hearing on textbooks at the Texas Education Agency in Austin, September 10-11. The N.O.W. presentation, coordinated by Kay Whyburn, Mary Buxton, and Marjorie Randal, provided testimony by 21 petitioners based on 151 Bills of Particulars filed in August by 75 Task Force reviewers from all over Texas. The hearing was chaired by a representative of the Commissioner of Education, with the State Textbook Committee in attendance, as well as publishers1 representatives. The opening statement by Barbara Duke of Austin drew attention to the fact that, in even the most advanced of this yearfs textbooks, adult females are numerically under-represented and confined to a narrow range of traditional roles. She stressed the steady determination of the Task Force to persist in its effort to rid textbooks of all sexist content. Several special witnesses led off the testimony. Dr. Donald Lutz, political scientist from the University of Houston, reviewed the theory and use of content analysis as a key method for investigating "deep structure" messages in documents. Dr. Clifton Whyburn, University of Houston mathematician, described limitations imposed by sexism on the career expectations of women in mathematics. Dr. Cookie Stephan, social psychologist from the University of TexaSj Commented on the role textbooks play in determining children's attitudes toward sex roles. She noted that, among other inconsistencies, textbook portrayals of women as primarily housewife/mother tends to foster among girls the erroneous r*otion that they need never expect to be employed in their adult lives. Subsequent testimony focused on mathematics, spelling, and bi-lingual series submitted by individual publishers. The format offered equal time allottments to the Task Force speaker and the publisher's representative, plus a brief Task Force rebuttal period. We were pleased to find that this year, for the first time, most publishers had made extensive preparations - including providing carefully selected representatives - to respond to Task Force criticism. The prevailing tone of the hearing was quiet and very serious, and Task Force speakers proved impressive as always in both initial statement and rebuttal. Challenges ably met were too numerous to recapitulate. When, for example, a procedural technicality abruptly required Kay Whyburn to sub for Cliff Whyburn in presenting testimony prepared in his difficult handwriting, the dauntless couple turned a potentially awkward situation into a charming tableau of husband/wife teamwork. Rema Lou Brown's precision time management - and the efficiency of witnesses - brought the day-long presentation to an end one hour ahead of schedule. With release in sight, TEA officials and Textbook Committee members seemed to pay careful heed to Twiss Butlers- closing reminder that only TEA can initiate the changes we seek and that we hold TEA responsible for exercising that initiative. --Twiss Butler