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Transcript SCHOOL BOARD con't. from p. 7 same line, Hoyt would like to see more emphasis on recreation, rather than competition. He also believes that HISD is fulfilling Title IX guidelines. Humphreys, on the other hand, prefers sexual segregation in physical education classes, while Harris has no comment at all. 2. Magnet Schools All candidates in District VI viewed the magnet schools favorably, and two believe that they have been positive desegregation efforts. Humphreys calls the program "a step forward," while Harris sees the magnet schools as better than other integration attempts so far. He adds, howev that parents still need to change their attitudes. Hoyt wants the program strengthened and expanded, particularly in terms of city- wide vocational schools. Davis would also like to see more vocational magnet programs, and sees adequate transportation as an additional need to increase effectiveness of schools. 3. Sexist Texts All candidates questioned believed that sexist texts or teaching materials need to be scrutinized. Harris feels that there are problems in the area which need to be worked on. Humphrey stands against any sexism at all in the classroom, while Hoyt encourages emphasis on the individual rather than on one's sex. He also advocates working publicly for a better textbook situation. More concretely, Davis recommends the establishment of a textbook committee, or even a parent advisory committee to review materials. 4. Migrant Children Two candidates, Davis and Hoyt, believe that children of aliens or migrants should not receive a tuition-free education. Davis adds that any child attending school should be supported by parent-paid taxes, though she is willing to abide by the court's decision in the lawsuit in progress on this subject. Both Harris and Humphreys reserve comment on the matter. 5. Women Administrators The candidates are divided on the question of bringing more women into upper administrative posts. Davis promises to promote qualified individuals, without specifically seeking out women. Humphreys, taking a similar view, would promote strictly on merit. Hoyt, also advocating merit promotions, believes that this action would obviously place more women in top positions. Harris, contrary to the other candidates, would make deliberate attempts to find qualified women, though he is unsure of the board's power in this area. 6. Sex Education All candidates agree that sex education does have a place in the schools, though they differed in specifics. Davis would like to see sex education as an elective taught by a specialist. Hoyt approves of the concept of a physiology course which teaches the function of the human body, but would reserve the teaching of moral values for parents and churches. Harris would support a sex education program if it were "sensible." Humphreys adds that the dissemination of this information by the schools is preferable to other methods of spreading it. 7. Gay Teachers Two out of four candidates in District VI would follow the Supreme Court decision. "Whatever they say, we'd have to abide by," notes Davis. Humphreys, also in favor of the Supreme Court decision, adds, "I am opposed to gay teachers, but if the district objected to this view I would go along with them." Hoyt holds an alternative opinion. "If they go public, they lose their effectiveness. Anytime a person's personal life intrudes with their work, I'm agin' it!" She adds that she would not dismiss a gay teacher, otherwise. Harris was stumped by this question, and decided to reserve comment. School board trustee candidates in the seventh district are Stephen Haase, Tarrant Fenaley, and Jack Josey Terence. 1. Coed Phys-Ed Both Fenaley and Terrence are in favor of coed physical education with reservations; both are concerned about the ability of girls to withstand the rigors of football. Haase believes there is some validity in coed classes, but is not really convinced either way. 2. Magnet Schools Fenaley, on the committee overseeing magnet schools within the district, is satisfied that they are serving their purpose. Haase agrees, mentioning that it has given children new opportuni- Patricia Anne O'Kane Attorney & Counselor at Law Domestic Relations Emrioyment I)iscriniLnatk)n Feiiinist-Oriented Practice Control Data Building 2000 W. Loop South, Suite 1 355 Houston, Texas 77027 713/626-7911 ^ssrccas ^i^tt^iiCorn<^u\CCitr^^timmitl-KUIl\at\_i-m.VlittrrC-^ The car that deserves a second glance. At first glance, you might think an Avis Yearling is a new car. But it's a young used car, a year old or so. Maintained under Avis1 Car Care Program and Quality Assurance Inspection as a Rent A Car. 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Terence feels that there should be an emphasis on balancing past discrimination, but also would not actively recruit. Haase, who wants to redo the structure of top level administration anyway, feels that this would be an excellent opportunity to bring women in. "It's a must," he says. 6. Sex Education Fenaley and Terence are both in favor of sex education in the schools, if carried out in a "professional and dignified" way. Haase would start sex-ed classes in first grade, "in small doses," because, he notes, "kids keep getting smarter." 7. Gay Teachers Haase's reaction to gay teachers in HISD is this: "Keep it in the closet. I couldn't support it if I found out." If Fenaley found a teacher actively advocating homosexuality in the classroom, he would "take some action-but on a case by case basis." Terence does not personally approve of a homosexual lifestyle, but says "If people want to do it, we can't regulate it." He admits that he would be reluctant to fire a teacher for this reason alone, but if "there were a chance in a thousand that a schoolchild could be misled or molested" he would have to consider action. He would rather warn future teachers of possible consequences than fire those presently employed. ROTO- ROOTER SEWER-DRAIN ' SERVICE 224-9460 ctcgasiatp-s J // Whenever we're out of the office, the Breakthrough phones are answered courteously and your messages are taken efficiently 24 hours a day by OF HOUSTON a woman-owned business" radio paging D live answering service Central Office 4215 Graustark 524-3985 Southwest Office 3221 Fond ren 781-3413 Northeast Office 4215 Graustark 691-2088 Northwest Office 12345 Kingsride 467-2111 Roberta K. Tiilinghast, President Houston O Galveston O San Antonio O Corpus Christi HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH OCTOBER 1977 PAGE 13