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The NEA's new webpage on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Students
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Posted on 12/15/2006 3:58:27 PM PST by Coleus

Diverse Students
Resources

NEA believes that a great public school is a fundamental right of every child—free from intimidation and harassment, and safe for all students, including those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered.  There is only one real issue for educators: We are responsible for our students' safety and education. We must ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to achieve and thrive.

Measurable Damage

We know that students are more likely to learn and succeed in safe, supportive environments. Unfortunately, safety can be an issue for children and teens who are seen as different because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. From the earliest grades, students routinely use homophobic language, and verbal taunts often escalate to physical confrontations.  The effects of bullying, harassment, and discrimination are clear. Students who are subjected to frequent harassment do less well academically, and are much more likely to be truant or drop out of school, be depressed or suicidal, consume drugs or alcohol, or carry a weapon to school.

Alarming Statistics

According to the 2005 National School Climate Survey, taken by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN):

NEA is committed to reversing these trends and addressing the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students. That's why we provide information and resources for educators to create great schools for every child.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: children; dementedfreaks; freaks; gay; glsen; homosexualagenda; laborunion; lesbian; nea; publicschools; schools; students; teachers; teachersunion; union; unions
And one wonders why America's Children aren't learning in schools? How about focusing on education and the learning of the subject material at hand and not focus on a confused child's sexuality and sexual preferences. Why is this even discussed in school?
1 posted on 12/15/2006 3:58:28 PM PST by Coleus
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


2 posted on 12/15/2006 3:59:15 PM PST by Coleus (Christmas is part of our Western Civilization and is a U.S. Holiday for all Americans)
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To: little jeremiah

"Transgendered" students BARF ALERT ping


3 posted on 12/15/2006 3:59:35 PM PST by indcons
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To: Coleus

God forbid they learn to READ WRITE AND ADD!


4 posted on 12/15/2006 4:00:12 PM PST by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSR Blalock-DDG 61)
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To: Coleus

All one has to do is enforce a strict, equitable code of conduct/manners for ALL students, rather then subdividing by percieved differences.

Just another way to create a victim class.


5 posted on 12/15/2006 4:04:27 PM PST by bordergal (There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of men bad enough for this treachery)
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To: Coleus

I went to high school with a kid who killed himself because everyone thought he was gay. To the best of anyone's actual knowledge he was just effeminate. I don't think the Federal Gov't getting involved is going to help that kind of situation at all, but I'm not sure bullying shouldn't be addressed in school. Whatever the reason for the bullying it's not conducive to a good learning environment for anyone involved.


6 posted on 12/15/2006 4:06:47 PM PST by amchugh
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To: Coleus

gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered.


These are all behaviors, they are not a race, they are not a right, there is no gene. Because they are behaviours they are learned somewhere.......looks like at school.


7 posted on 12/15/2006 4:08:06 PM PST by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the Truth here Folks.)
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To: Coleus
Why don't they just put up a sign over the Schoolhouse door that says "We Welcome Sex Deviates" ???


8 posted on 12/15/2006 4:11:26 PM PST by traditional1
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To: bordergal; Coleus
All one has to do is enforce a strict, equitable code of conduct/manners for ALL students, rather then subdividing by percieved differences.

Just another way to create a victim class.

And to divide an conquer. Create another class of clients for a socialist state.

9 posted on 12/15/2006 4:18:03 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: bordergal; Pride in the USA
Well said ping

All one has to do is enforce a strict, equitable code of conduct/manners for ALL students, rather then subdividing by percieved differences.

Just another way to create a victim class.

10 posted on 12/15/2006 4:21:12 PM PST by lonevoice (It's always "Apologize to a Muslim" hour...somewhere)
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To: Coleus

And yet they won't allow child molesters to live within 1000 feet of a school. NEA is organized hypocrisy.


11 posted on 12/15/2006 4:45:23 PM PST by gotribe (There's still time to begin a war in Iraq.)
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To: PeterPrinciple
These are all behaviors, they are not a race

Spot on ! Gay is not who you are, Gay is WHAT YOU DO.

12 posted on 12/15/2006 4:58:03 PM PST by AbeKrieger (America is the land of opportunity - not the land of guaranteed outcomes.)
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To: indcons; wagglebee

Thanks, indcons - and if/when you find relevant articles, ping wagglebee too, since sometimes I'm not on the job, he's the main one lately.

(I'll try to get to this later, we're dealing with flu over here.)


13 posted on 12/15/2006 5:57:34 PM PST by little jeremiah (Only those who thirst for the truth will see the truth)
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To: amchugh
Whatever the reason for the bullying it's not conducive to a good learning environment for anyone involved. >>>

Bullying is the teachers' fault for they do very little to prevent it, intervene when it happens or react when they are told about it. Apathy is the norm.
14 posted on 12/15/2006 8:09:33 PM PST by Coleus (Happy Chanukkah, Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom; Aggie Mama; agrace; Antoninus; arbooz; bboop; blu; cgk; ...
ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL PING!

This ping list is for the "other" articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. If you want on/off this list, please freepmail me. The main Homeschool Ping List by DaveLoneRanger handles the homeschool-specific articles.

15 posted on 12/15/2006 8:10:26 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: Coleus

Are they telling us that as many as 1/3 of the students are androgynous or that their fellow students are just careless and very poor at picking those who truly have gender issues?


16 posted on 12/15/2006 8:28:20 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: flynmudd

ADD is why they can't add.


17 posted on 12/15/2006 8:28:59 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: AbeKrieger

Didn't I say that about a month or so ago?


18 posted on 12/15/2006 8:30:02 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Coleus

Thanks for the ping. I've been thinking about how innocent my children are, and how they have no idea how crazy the world is. This practice of sexualizing children and classifying them according to sexuality... is just plain weird.


19 posted on 12/15/2006 8:39:52 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: Coleus

"We know that students are more likely to learn and succeed in safe, supportive environments."

This is exactly why we homeschool them.


20 posted on 12/15/2006 9:25:26 PM PST by texpat72 (<><)
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To: amchugh

I agree on the bullying stuff. Those who do that are the lowest of the low. The second time someone does it, he should be removed from regular school.


21 posted on 12/15/2006 9:32:25 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Coleus
More than a third (37.8%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of sexual orientation;
More than a quarter (26.1%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of their gender expression;
Nearly one-fifth (17.6%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation;
Over one-tenth (11.8%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their gender expression ( from article)

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So,,,why would any rational parent send their child to such violent places.

Is the above the "socialization" that homeschoolers are missing by not attending government school?

Just wait a few minutes and the government school defenders will say that the violence that the NEA itself reports **never** happens in their child's "Blue Ribbon" government school.
22 posted on 12/15/2006 9:47:57 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid)
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To: Coleus
" * More than a third (37.8%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of sexual orientation;

It's true. The girls rejected my advances and pushed me away. "Don't touch my body!", they said. I should have married Barb in the first grade and lived happily ever after.

" More than a quarter (26.1%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of their gender expression;

I dressed and acted like a boy. Other boys got aggessive and physical to exert their masculinity and dominance. They never bothered me too much, because when the older and bigger ones would attempt a battery, I would pick up a toy, some hard object, or a board and hit them in the face with it as hard as I could. They always cried and complained that I wasn't fighting fair. I brushed off their complaints and told them it was fair and if they attacked again, I'd hit them twice as hard and twice as much.

"* Nearly one-fifth (17.6%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation;

I remember that walking a girl though a strange neighbothood would trigger an attack quite often. I'd try to avoid it, by walking in a different direction. Sometimes they'd spot me and come after me. I'd feign drunkenness and fall into their attack to thwart their beating attempts. If that didn't work and they posed a danger, I'd go for the kill and do some real serious damage to them until they broke off the attack, or were out cold.

Amazing it never happened in a bad neighborhood. Always and only in the well off hoods, with wonderful parents and wonderful kids.

"* Over one-tenth (11.8%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their gender expression.

Yeah, see above under physical harassment.

I think those that pick on, assault and beat people for any reason, should have the same returned to them. If they're not capable of it, then someone should step in and take up the slack to put an end to it permanently. There's no excuse for any of that type of attack and it shouldn't be tolerated whatsoever.

"Why is this even discussed in school?

The reason is, because creepy thugs assault and batter them for the reasons given. Then the adults blow it off. Of course this the NEA and they think non-violent cconflict resolution works against these thugs and sanction anyone that takes effective action against them.

23 posted on 12/15/2006 10:43:53 PM PST by spunkets
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To: Coleus

Thanks for the heads up


24 posted on 12/16/2006 1:47:51 AM PST by nancyvideo (nancyvideo)
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To: Coleus
American skrools now embrace perversion as part of the learning experience. Wow!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

25 posted on 12/16/2006 1:51:32 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Coleus
More than a third (37.8%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of sexual orientation;
More than a quarter (26.1%) of students experienced physical harassment at school on the basis of their gender expression;
Nearly one-fifth (17.6%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation;
Over one-tenth (11.8%) of students had been physically assaulted because of their gender expression ( from article)

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The NEA has admitted that government schools are NOT safe. Amazing, that they would do that!
26 posted on 12/16/2006 6:42:02 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid)
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To: Coleus
I see no reference to ex-gays or for those who want to overcome same sex attraction on their site. I wonder if they will be including these kids in the category of those who are bullied, ridiculed and criticized? Will they offer them help in their quest for equality? Will they teach about these kids struggles? etc., etc.

Hmmmmmmmmmm............
27 posted on 12/16/2006 11:47:05 AM PST by dcnd9
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To: wintertime

"Just wait a few minutes and the government school defenders will say that the violence that the NEA itself reports **never** happens in their child's "Blue Ribbon" government school."

It's time for the AFDP Defenders to chime in (Aid to Families with Dependent Parents).


28 posted on 12/17/2006 7:02:36 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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To: lonevoice

Who wasn't harrassed in junior and/or high school for some reason or other? Too fat, too thin, big nose . . . you were teased, bullied and made to feel bad at some time or other. Anyone of a different sexual orientation is just another target for those who engage in harrassment behaviors. Kids don't need more sensitivity training to stop the bad behavior, they need harsher consequences. No bullying should be tolerated, no matter who the target is.


29 posted on 12/18/2006 6:19:13 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: Coleus; cpforlife.org; wagglebee; doug from upland; MHGinTN; Salvation; Pinkbell; Mr. Silverback; ..
"NEA donates thousands to pro-homosexual activist groups, pushes for 'hate crimes' law"
Again, I am hoping this works and connects the two threads. I don't do this enough.

30 posted on 07/31/2007 9:16:13 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: MountainFlower
NEA begins massive drive to promote homosexuality in public schools.
Is it time for a school voucher program?
Without allowing members to vote on the matter, the executive committee of the National Education Association (NEA) decided to advance aggressively the homosexual agenda. The decision was made at the association's annual meeting in Philadelphia.

*First, the committee voted to put the weight of the NEA behind an effort to pass federal hate crimes legislation, a measure that would greatly expand federal power and lead to the silencing of moral opposition.
*Second, the executive committee voted to boost the NEA's Web site to "include all resources" devoted to homosexual causes.
*The third resolution urged NEA members to push to make sexual orientation training a requirement for earning a license to teach.

They continued their financial support of homosexual groups. Read report from OneNewsNow.com. Also read the report of the NEA Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Caucus. [These two reports are now connected threads on FR]

It matters little to the NEA that Johnny may be unable to read and write, as long as he learns to support same-sex marriage.

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Again, hoping the link worked! Thought you all might be interested in this.

31 posted on 07/31/2007 9:22:45 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: All
"Evangelical views university 'hate crimes' case as a warning by Jim Brown"
32 posted on 07/31/2007 9:32:04 PM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: Coleus
IF YOU KNOW ANY TEACHERS, HAVE THEM READ THIS SERIES........I WILL HELP SHOW THEM HOW TO DEFUND THE UNION
33 posted on 07/31/2007 9:47:57 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Coleus

We need to pray for these people in the NEA, They may be teaching our grandchildren!

Pray for the conversion of America!


34 posted on 08/01/2007 10:35:26 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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