The school district's proposed policy is a response to accusations of harboring anti-gay sentiment. The measure would bar teachers from taking a stance on "controversial topics." The language of the policy is similar to the district's current one, which has some teachers calling the effort "redundant" and "unnecessary."
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Anoka-Hennepin teachers tell district to ditch policies on GLBT issues
Teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin School District aren't happy about the old policy or a new one that could replace it. Union reps voted Monday against any policy that would dictate or limit classroom conversations on gay and lesbian issues. Some people who support the policy fear teachers otherwise would push a "gay lifestyle" on students. Critics say the policy leaves students at the mercy of harassment and bullies.
Anoka-Hennepin ditches proposed 'controversial topics' policy
The district had plans to replace its current policy, which requires that staff stay neutral on topics of sexual orientation, with another set of rules that would ban teachers from advocating their personal beliefs on the subject. But after hearing a outpouring of opposition to the new proposal, the district is headed back to the drawing board again.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers union backs new policy on sexual orientation
The Associated Press reports Education Minnesota overwhelmingly supports the district's new policy, which would replace the district's controversial "neutrality" rule. And the school district responds to an article in Rolling Stone magazine about the rash of suicides among gay students in the schools.
Anoka-Hennepin teachers say training test requires them to support controversial policy
Some staff members in the district say they can't pass a training test without essentially backing a policy that critics say puts students in danger.
Progress, lingering concerns in Anoka-Hennepin school bullying approach
Students, teachers and staff at Anoka-Hennepin say a new anti-bullying policy appears to be making strides. The school district is scrutinized and facing lawsuits after a series of student suicides--some of which are tied to bullying. The Star Tribune reports there are fewer incidents so far this year. But some teachers especially remain concerned about the district’s neutral stance on discussion sexual orientation.
Anoka-Hennepin school board tries again with new 'controversial topics' policy
The school district's new policy says teachers shouldn't express personal opinions but can facilitate discussions. Some supporters say the new rule seems more inclusive, but critics say talk about topics like homosexuality should have no place in the classroom.
Anoka-Hennepin school district puts off vote on policy for controversial topics
School board members for the Anoka-Hennepin District will delay a final decision on language to guide controversial classroom discussions. The policy would cover how teacher discuss sexual orientation and religion. Officials say they want to nail down some additional details before voting on the plan.
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