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Why “Neutrality” on Controversial Issues in the Classroom Doesn’t Work

Under threat of two lawsuits and intense public scrutiny, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board—which governs Minnesota’s largest district and the area from which anti-LGBT politician Michele Bachmann hails—decided on Monday to revise its prior policy of teacher “neutrality” on controversial social issues (namely, sexual orientation) to a slightly more open ethos. The Associated Press explai
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Anoka-Hennepin School District Replaces Policy Linked to Spate of Gay Teen Suicides

LGBT / Gay : Towleroad (3 years ago)

The Anoka Hennepin School District, which lashed out last week over a Rolling Stone article that profiled the spate of suicides in the school district and the school's policy which forces teachers to remain neutral on the subject of... Read Post

MINNESOTA: School Board Considers "Controversial Topics" Policy

LGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God. (3 years ago)

In order to address bullying that has resulted in the suicides of several gay students, a local school board in Michele Bachmann's Minnesota district is considering allowing teachers to address "controversial topics" like homosexual... Read Post

After 4 Bullycides And Media Attention, MN School District Adds Nicey-Nice LGBT Page

LGBT / Gay : Queerty (3 years ago)

The Anoka-Hennepin School District in Michele Bachmann’s district has come under intense media scrutiny after critics linked the school’s “neutrality policy” for discussing LGBT issues with four student suicides believed to stem fro... Read Post


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