Plank 8 of the National Plan of Action first directed President Jimmy Carter to enforce anti-discrimination laws at all levels of education, including athletic and scholarship programs. To address the needs of women of color, it next recommended an expansion of bilingual vocational training. Finally, the resolution solicited state school systems to take action against stereotyping in curriculum, educator training, and student counseling. Commissioner Alice Rossi introduced the resolution to the floor on November 19. The plank carried with two amendments, one to reject stereotyping on the basis of race as well as sex and another encouraging the inclusion of women’s history and achievements into the “male-defined” curriculum.

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