More Schools Take Up Gay-Bias Issues in Classrooms across US, Subject of Homosexuality Is Included in Antidiscrimination Lessons
Scott Baldauf, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Long before the US military adopted the idea, America's schools approached the subject of homosexuality with their own version of "don't ask, don't tell." But as growing numbers of teens identify themselves as homosexual, schools across the country are addressing the subject head on in the classroom.
The attempt to discuss homosexuality with children at school is controversial, but it is a growing national trend - found in New York, Los Angeles, and many parts in between:
* Hundreds of high schools now sponsor gay-straight alliances, in which students meet after school to talk about bias and urge tolerance. * Thousands of public elementary, middle, and high …
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Publication information: Article title: More Schools Take Up Gay-Bias Issues in Classrooms across US, Subject of Homosexuality Is Included in Antidiscrimination Lessons. Contributors: Scott Baldauf, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 29, 1997. Page number: 4. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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