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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM
 
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I understand teaching acceptance but she is a Spanish teacher. Having her students read Spanish stories about a woman leaving a man for another woman and 2 men getting married. What does this have to do with Spanish? Her young child is gay and she has become and advocate but I don’t think it needs to be in Spanish class. She passes out rainbows and has this kids chant LGBTQ. Now, if it were my child I would probably would just leave it alone. Times are more progressive and you have to go with it to a point. My cousin is sending emails to the school and asking her daughter be taken out of class when they have to read the Spanish passage about gay relationships etc....at first the principal said the teacher shouldn’t be doing this in the classroom but then changed her mind and said the students should have access to all curricular materials but it’s the parents right to not have their child participate. What are your thoughts? I just think this teacher doesn’t need to be pushing anything accept teaching Spanish.

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Old Yesterday, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Not sure what leaving a man off another woman means. It's high school (presumably). Curriculum includes slavery, murder, genocide, and your cousin is worried about a story that has gay people in it and stickers.
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Old Yesterday, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm not sure where you are, but in most U.S. schools, foreign language is an elective. If the curriculum is objectionable to someone and it's an optional class, they don't have to take it.
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Old Yesterday, 10:21 AM
 
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It’s not an elective. It’s 7th and 8th grade. All mandatory classes.
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Old Yesterday, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Even after six kids, quite a few schools and districts and family in the ed game, I am still staggered at the number of parents who demand that their kids be raised just as ignorant, narrow-minded and prejudiced as they are.
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
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Even after six kids, quite a few schools and districts and family in the ed game, I am still staggered at the number of parents who demand that their kids be raised just as ignorant, narrow-minded and prejudiced as they are.
There is a difference between teaching acceptance, tolerance, and open mindedness, and pushing an agenda.
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Old Yesterday, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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There is a difference between teaching acceptance, tolerance, and open mindedness, and pushing an agenda.
Good point. Explain which is which in relation to the Spanish teacher in the OP.
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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I understand teaching acceptance but she is a Spanish teacher. Having her students read Spanish stories about a woman leaving a man for another woman and 2 men getting married. What does this have to do with Spanish? Her young child is gay and she has become and advocate but I donít think it needs to be in Spanish class. She passes out rainbows and has this kids chant LGBTQ. Now, if it were my child I would probably would just leave it alone. Times are more progressive and you have to go with it to a point. My cousin is sending emails to the school and asking her daughter be taken out of class when they have to read the Spanish passage about gay relationships etc....at first the principal said the teacher shouldnít be doing this in the classroom but then changed her mind and said the students should have access to all curricular materials but itís the parents right to not have their child participate. What are your thoughts? I just think this teacher doesnít need to be pushing anything accept teaching Spanish.
My thoughts are that a story or two about LGBTQ people, fine. The rainbow stickers and the chant are not appropriate to a language instruction class in my view.
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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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My thoughts are that a story or two about LGBTQ people, fine. The rainbow stickers and the chant are not appropriate to a language instruction class in my view.
Yeah, considering this is 3rd or 4th hand, I'm a tad dubious as to the truthiness of that part.
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Old Yesterday, 02:12 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I wouldn't necessarily want my children reading stories about adult relationships in any language. Why is it necessary to include stories about couples leaving each other for whatever reason? I am sure there are many age-appropriate stories that can be used as a learning example.
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