The Anoka-Hennepin teachers union has come out overwhelmingly in favor of the district's new policy on sexual orientation. "Ultimately we believe this (proposed) policy reflects what works for students," the local president tells the Associated Press.
The proposed policy would replace the district's controversial "neutrality" policy, which critics say leaves students at the mercy of bullies.
The district attracted widespread attention after a rash of suicides that some blame on harassment in the schools. Rolling Stone magazine was the most recent to weigh in, with an article titled "One Town's War on Gay Teens."
The district responded in a press release, calling the article "a grossly distorted portrayal."
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