Tag Archives: Teachers & Other Education Professionals

There’s No Parental “Liberty” to Dictate Discrimination

Posted by MK on Apr 15, 2014 @ 6:03 am
Texas on Green School Chalkboard

There’s been a bit of a flap in Lumberton, Texas, where school officials suspended transgender school teacher Laura Jane Klug after parents complained that she was a “distraction.” Fortunately, the school district appears now to have reinstated Ms. Klug, though the district says it has not made a final decision, and it has asked her not to come back right away to minimize distraction during a student testing period.

One parent concerned about Klug’s presence in the classroom reportedly said, “Each parent has the individual liberty, individual rights to determine at what age it is appropriate for their children to be exposed to certain things.”

Actually, no. Click here or on ‘Read More’ to view the full post.

Eastside Catholic School near Seattle

A group of protestors hand-delivered a petition with nearly 21,000 signatures yesterday to the Archdiocese of Seattle, and received a surprise in-person response from a church spokesperson.

The petition and protesters oppose the firing of a popular gay Vice Principal, Mark Zmuda, from Eastside Catholic School; the school asked Zmuda to leave after learning he had married his male partner.

In the video, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese, Greg Magnoni, speaks to the protestors, claiming among other things that the school “had no intention to be discriminatory toward anyone.”

Say what? Click here or on ‘Read More’ to see the video and read the full post.

Update on Protest Supporting Fired Gay Teacher

Posted by MK on Aug 9, 2013 @ 2:39 pm
Ken Bencomo

Video: CBS News provides a video update about a protest in support of Ken Bencomo. As mentioned in a post from yesterday, a Catholic school in Glendale, California, fired Bencomo after he married his same-sex partner. (See below or click “Read More.”)