Superintendant Dr. Linda S. Lane sits down with PPS student Charlotte Murphy, and Michel Martin from NPR NewsMonday, June 25th, 2012
When the girls basketball team was cut from Charlotte Murphy’s Pittsburgh school last year, the then 4th grader told the superintendent that the cut went against Title IX. For the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the law that prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex, host Michel Martin talks to Murphy and Superintendent Linda Lane.
Eleven-year-old Charlotte Murphy found that out for herself last year when her girls’ basketball team at Linden Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was cut. Miss Murphy felt that wasn’t fair because the boys’ team wasn’t cut, but the then fourth grader refused to take the decision lying down, or on the bench.
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