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How access to period products removes a barrier to education

Clip: 06/25/2019 | 7m 9s

A growing number of states are exempting menstrual products from tax. Advocates for period equity argue taxing these supplies is unfair because periods are a necessity, not a choice. And some schools and universities are now opting to provide these products free in an effort to reduce absences and ensure that low-income students have access to them. Education Week's Kavitha Cardoza reports.

Aired: 06/25/19

Rating: NR

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