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      I have my degree and am certified in early childhood education. I too would like to find out what Rhode Island has in place for men in education and wondered if anyone knew who I should ask. This is my second year as a sub and I am feeling strongly discriminated against because I’m male. I often get jobs in the upper grades and rarely in k-2. Those jobs are typically given to newly graduated young women by women teachers. I’ve being kept out of the loop and I’m very tired of it.

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      Kitt Cox
      Gloucester, Massachusetts, US

      Thanks for your reply. As a matter of fact, we’ve been looking for a voice (or many voices) from around New England to discuss and act on improving gender balance in the education of young children.

      We’ve (“we” being a handful of us, but a growing handful) especially have hoped to hear from Rhode Island. I was unsuccessful in attempts to establish a contact with the state’s Head Start organization.

      We’ve have a number of New England-based events coming up in year, and there is also a very positive new initiative coming from the Schott Fellowship, located in Cambridge, MA.

      Please email me at kittcox@cove.com and let’s continue this discussion. Kitt

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      I’ve read that the UK has laws which call for gender diversity in the workforce. I’m working in Massachusetts (for the time being) hoping that the state I call home will develop similar policies about creating a balance in the EEC workforce. I’d like to hear from others about what their state/country/continent have or don’t have in place. I doubt that I’ll be in Honolulu in May, but I think this might be a good way for those of us not attending to contribute to the work.

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