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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!
Yes, teaching about homosexuality falls under human health and development courses
It should be a joint effort between the teachers and the parents
No way, stuff like that should be taught at home

  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 I believe there was some big historical document from the 1700s that gave us those inalienable rights.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 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 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.