Bernice Sandler, the mother of Title IX legislation, has died

Jan 09, 2019 - Quartz

In the late 1960s, frustrated by a string of rejections from tenure-track academic positions, educational psychologist Bernice Sandler began researching sex discrimination in higher education.

In the footnotes of an academic article on civil rights legislation, Sandler spotted a reference to a new and little-noticed executive order that barred organizations accepting federal dollars from discriminating on the basis of sex.

“Even though I was alone, I shrieked aloud with my discover...