California Educator

April 2013

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Fight for your right... to Pump? Got Rights? Nursing moms do indeed! BY SHERRY POSNICK-GOODWIN T hree months after giving birth in 2012, Eileen Mantz returned from maternity leave. Expecting support from the school where she had taught for nine years, the algebra teacher asked for a private place on campus where she could pump her breasts twice daily and store milk to keep her baby healthy. ���Use a bathroom��� inside her classroom at California High School was the answer ��� an option that Mantz found unsanitary, unacceptable and not in compliance with state law. Her administrator said there was no other place to accommodate her needs, so she used the staff lounge, covering herself with a blanket. April 2013 33

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