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Tenessee "teachers to inform on gay students"


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#1    Sir Wearer of Hats

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

http://thinkprogress...ssee/?mobile=nc
http://www.salon.com...their_students/
http://www.huffingto..._n_2582390.html

(can't find any conservative reports on this one in the sake of bias balance, sorry guys I looked).

So basically it would mean teachers would HAVE to inform parents if a student told them they were gay. By law. No matter what the teacher thinks would happen. This bothers me, as as a teacher I've been told things in confidence that if I were to tell the parents would result in trouble for the student (so I told my principal instead). It also means that whereas previously schools could be seen as a place where students could "be themselves" without fear of being beaten/ostracised/whatever by their family and to get councelling etc in order to make a mature decision about their sexuality. Now it means if they reach out for help, the family will find out not when the person in question is ready, but when the school has to tell them.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

This worlds so messed up Im about to move my computer to the closet. :td:


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:27 AM

This is the stupid stigma that gets created when people feel they have to 'Come Out' simply because of their biological nature. No amount of words can describe how much this annoys me; the very fact that there are laws created by other mammals that could restrict my freedom if my nature didn't play into the established consensus.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

Where does this idealogy come from, really?

Hypothetically the next step is, Jenny gives Christina a kiss on the cheek and the playground supervisor is legally obligated to report it to the principal.

Edited by Likely Guy, 31 January 2013 - 04:54 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:52 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 31 January 2013 - 04:46 AM, said:

Where does this idealogy come from, really?

The Tennessee Waltz!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

View PostEldorado, on 31 January 2013 - 04:52 AM, said:



The Tennessee Waltz!

Hey shut up, that's one of my favourite tunes...

*I was waltzing, with my darling, to the Tennessee waltz!...*

Remember in the old days at school dances you had to keep six inches between you?


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 31 January 2013 - 05:00 AM, said:

Hey shut up, that's one of my favourite tunes...

*I was waltzing, with my darling, to the Tennessee waltz!...*

Remember in the old days at school dances you had to keep six inches between you?

In Scotland it was ten inches. :)

Did you have to ask a young lady, 'May I have the pleasure of this dance?'  (serious question)

Edited by Eldorado, 31 January 2013 - 05:29 AM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

Teachers should not tell the kids parents .if the kids tell them anything expect doing harm to themselves.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 31 January 2013 - 03:55 AM, said:

This bothers me, as as a teacher I've been told things in confidence that if I were to tell the parents would result in trouble for the student (so I told my principal instead).

Bothers me too since I'm going into teaching... Disgusts me to think of having to do that. Like that kind of thing even matters.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

'tis a shame they don't report school bullies with as much gusto.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:41 AM

View PostEldorado, on 31 January 2013 - 05:02 AM, said:



In Scotland it was ten inches. :)

Did you have to ask a young lady, 'May I have the pleasure of this dance?'  (serious question)

Yeh okay, "everthing's" bigger in Scotland. :)

Well, in my day you could politely ask as much as you wanted, it didn't matter to the lassie. But when they wanted to dance, they just grabbed you and pealed you onto the dance floor.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 31 January 2013 - 05:41 AM, said:

Yeh okay, "everthing's" bigger in Scotland. :)

Well, in my day you could politely ask as much as you wanted, it didn't matter to the lassie. But when they wanted to dance, they just grabbed you and pealed you onto the dance floor.

Scandalous!

(everything is bigger in our minds only.... 'tis the whisky that's to blame)


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:43 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 31 January 2013 - 05:41 AM, said:

Yeh okay, "everthing's" bigger in Scotland. :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

View PostEldorado, on 31 January 2013 - 06:33 AM, said:



Scandalous!

(everything is bigger in our minds only.... 'tis the whisky that's to blame)

Yeah, 26'ers of whisky seem smaller now... What the heck were we talkin' about again? Oh, yeah.

So. If Jenny gives Christina a peck on the cheek on the playground, and the playground supervisor sees it, they'll have to one day report it to the principal/parents/cops? Yeah, that'll fix all of societal's ills.

Sad state of affairs. :(


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 31 January 2013 - 06:43 AM, said:



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Pshaw, (you know what we meant!).

Edited by Likely Guy, 31 January 2013 - 06:58 AM.





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