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Minnesota School District Ends Anti-LGBT Policy | Care2 Causes

Minnesota School District Ends Anti-LGBT Policy | Care2 Causes

If you’ve been following Care2’s coverage of Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district, its LGBT policy and its a wave of student suicides , you’ll be thrilled to read this news. The Anoka-Hennepin School Board voted on Monday to repeal a long-held policy that prohibits discussion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the classroom and replaced it with a policy that directs district staff to “affirm the dignity and self-worth of all students,” including those who are LGBT. No More “Neutrality” Policy The district, Minnesota’s largest, whose schools mostly fall in Rep. Michele Bachmann’s congressional district, has been at the center of a raging controversy, and under investigation by the federal Department of Education’s office for civil rights since 2010. The so-called “neutrality” policy was created in 2009, and meant that teachers had to remain neutral if...

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