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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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

It seems that a lot of candidates see the Board of Education as a stepping stone to the Board of Supervisors and beyond. Generally speaking, I don’t have a problem with that.  We need experienced representatives at the higher levels of government and serving on a lower board or committee is a great way to…

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