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Myra P. Sadker, a leading researcher on gender issues in education who rebuked schols for what she found to be their bias against girls and young women, died March 18. Ms. Sadker, who was 52, suffered complications from a bone-marrow transplant to treat breast cancer.

She had been a faculty member at American University in Washington since 1973, and twice served as the dean of its school of education, most recently in 1994.

Along with her husband and co-researcher, David Sadker, she was the author of Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls, a controversial book published last year. (See Education Week, 3/30/94.)

The Sadkers described in the book what they said were often unintentional but nevertheless "subtle and insidious gender lessons" that harm girls' achievement and self-esteem.

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