25 September 2009

Kudos to Benoit Denizet-Lewis for a new article on gay teenagers.

“Teachers would never let students say, ‘That’s so black,’ ” says Eileen Ross from the Outlet Program in Mountain View, “but I’ve had teachers look at me like I’m crazy when I suggest that they should say something to a student who says ‘that’s so gay.’ They’ll say, ‘If I have to stop what I’m doing every time a student says that, I won’t have any time to teach!’ ”

Don't you think teaching respect for all people is a more important lesson than middle school science or social studies?

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