Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I love my daughter's school!

Why? Because they sent the following page home in their monthly newsletter:

(Sorry -you'll need to click on it if you want to read it)



I won't print the other side, but it had links to various anti-homophobic websites, including Day of Silence.

I'm impressed! And truly grateful.

11 comments:

Allison said...

New reader. I thought was a very neutral, objective way to present the issue.

Avril Fleur said...

It is great to see schools being proactive on this issue. I believe that words have power and we must speak up against the use of certain words which are meant to imply "stupid" or "bad". Two words that I am quite outspoken about not wanting to hear in this context are "gay" and "retarded". I make it my business to make a point of it whenever I hear it. The reaction I ususally get is that the person speaking those words never really thought about the meaning behind them before I brought it up and used them without thinking, simply as a habit. I like to think that I'm helping people to be more sensitive to the words they use.

Fortune Cookies said...

Kudos to your kid's school! That is AWESOME. I'd like to see more schools adopt this attitude. I'm going to link back to that post if you don't mind :)

Anna said...

Allison and Avril - What I really like is the the board has taken a stand, and created policies that will protect kids from different kinds of bullying. The policies directly address what is okay, and what is not. In Emily's urban school, there is a lot of diversity to begin with (for example, one of the teachers at the school has been on parental leave because he recently adopted a child with his male partner). But not all schools are that diverse, and those protections need to be there for all kids.

Anna said...

Fortune Cookies - link away :)

It's not just school policy, it's board policy.

Jude said...

A safe environment for everyone to learn, this is PERFECT! Kudos to this school.

greg said...

That's great!

Dragon said...

Wow, I am impressed!!! Great for the school!

Earth Muffin said...

Awesome. Tolerance and acceptance are two of the most important things for kids to learn in order to prepare them for the real world.

LilliGirl said...

Very cool. It's important stuff because no matter who you are or how you live diversity adds to it all.

Maria said...

Impressive.