Category: Education

Affirming LGBTQ+ Rights

Affirming LGBTQ+ Rights

It pains me that this even needs to be said but, yes, I fully support the LGBTQ+ Community. More specifically, I absolutely and unequivocally support the SFUSD’s policies on LGBTQ Rights including: Right to be treated equally and to be free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression…

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LGBTQ Inclusion in the SFUSD

LGBTQ Inclusion in the SFUSD

Recently, I read about a new book for elementary school teachers that wish to include LGBTQ topics in their English Language Arts (ELA) instruction.  Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ-Inclusive Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers College Press and GLSEN) offers teachers “tools for addressing LGBTQ topics in their ELA teaching.”  The authors, Caitlin L. Ryan…

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Arming Teachers

Arming Teachers

Once again, in the wake of yet another school shooting, gun advocates have suggested that the solution to gun violence in schools is to put guns in the hands of teachers.  This is, to put it mildly, a really dumb idea. The biggest problem, however, is likely not what you think it is.  Oh, sure,…

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