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arfmagazine.com Poll: Should teachers be responsible...? by: gator girl

Now that gay marriage is legal in Massachusetts, should teachers be responsible for teaching the students about homosexuality?

Hell yeah! Half of them are gay themselves!
1
20%
 
Yes, teaching about homosexuality falls under human health and development courses
4
80%
 
It should be a joint effort between the teachers and the parents
0
0%  
No way, stuff like that should be taught at home
0
0%  

  Total Votes: 5

normal mc
normal mc 7472 posts
09/13/2004 9:00 pm
comment no. 1

Fags have rights too and their deviant lifestyle should be explained to the kiddies so they don't make that disgusting lifestyle choice...

I kid. They should teach it at school, unbiased, so some homophobe parent doesn't force their views on their kid.



dj tanner
dj tanner 4789 posts
09/13/2004 9:33 pm
comment no. 2

I wish I could say that it should be left up to the parents. The problem is two-fold: First, many students don't have a full set of parents. Even if the do, the quality of parents these days just isn't the same as it was [how many decades] ago. I guess thats what you get for letting hippies reproduce. Second, when the information does get transferred from parent (can I just use the word guardian instead?) to child usually it comes with some negative connotation that only conservatives and their friends from church would be proud of.

So what do I do? I try to teach open-mindedness. I try to present issues like this from multiple viewpoints and hope that the students realized that there are more opinions than just their own, and I'm going out on a limb here, but perhaps one day they might even be able to shed their stubborn and close-minded ways and accept the fact that people have a right to be whomever they want to be, as long as they don't harm anyone in the process. I believe there was some big historical document from the 1700s that gave us those inalienable rights.

A side note: I wish parents would stop relying on schools to bring up their children. Thats what their job is. My job is to educate.



robert troll
robert troll 566 posts
09/13/2004 10:06 pm
comment no. 3

I am a typical "Massachusetts Liberal". Who cares where you stick your gun!



one4k4
one4k4 1071 posts
09/13/2004 11:07 pm
comment no. 4

Keep it to the proper courses and it should already be taughten.... taught...

Farley.. spellcheck?



blackwidow
blackwidow 1056 posts
09/14/2004 1:00 am
comment no. 5

Only with the proper permission from the parents, of course, which I believe is required for sex ed classes in public schools anyway.