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Alameda school board adopts plan to halt anti-gay bullying
Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/27/09 | Peter Hegarty

Posted on 05/27/2009 12:37:50 PM PDT by jeannineinsd

ALAMEDA — School district leaders have approved lesson plans for kindergartners through fifth graders that aim to curb anti-gay bullying. Trustees voted 3-2 on Tuesday to adopt the Safe Schools curriculum, which supporters say will help children of gay parents feel welcome at school and help end anti-gay teasing and bullying on the playground. The lessons also aim to provide a safe environment for children to learn, as well as to offer a framework for teachers to break down stereotypes and teach kids about different types of families. "The need for this is real," said Beth Kromer, a fourth-grade teacher at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. Brian Harris, a 16-year-old student at the Alameda Community Learning Center, told trustees that he has been called anti-gay epithets on campus. "I have been harassed by other students in the classroom and I have even begun to consider just stopping and giving up on life," Harris said. Opponents of the curriculum said it would undercut parents' rights to teach their children about relationships and sexual orientation, and that it pushed a political agenda without addressing ways to help other groups who may be singled out at school. Trustee Trish Spencer, who voted no, said she was concerned that lessons about other vulnerable students were not on the table. But Superintendent Kristen Vital said the district will be developing a guide to help teachers deal with other types of bullying — such as racism or mocking someone's religious beliefs — over the next few weeks. The entire curriculum then will be reviewed, Vital said.

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: alameda; curriculum; gay; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; parentalrights; sexualizingchildren
There was a related thread last week, a Fox news story that this curriculum was under consideration. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2256300/posts

Here is a link to the proposed curriculum: http://www.eqforall.com/proposed-lgbt-curriculum.html

As I posted last week, in this curriculm, a married man and woman, and their biological children are not included in the definition of a family.

From the proposed curriculum’s Vocabulary Words: (http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/LGBT/Vocabulary%20Words.pdf)

"Family: a group of people living together and functioning as a single household.

Blended Family: When two separate families join together to live as one single family unit.

Divorced Family: When the parents in a family are no longer married. The children live with one or the other of the parents in an agreed upon decision.

Mixed Family: When two or more cultures and ethnicities join together to form one family.

Single Parent Family: When only one parent raises the children in a family"

I do not understand how such a one-sided curriculum can be enacted. But as the article above states, it has been enacted. The justification for the curriculum was to curb anti-gay bullying. How much anti-gay bullying really exists in kindergarten through fifth grade? If it does exist, isn't it the responsibility of the school principals and teachers to correct the problem as a discipline issue?

If there are any freepers in Alameda, I'd like to hear how this issue is perceived in your area.

1 posted on 05/27/2009 12:37:51 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: jeannineinsd

This is discriminatory. The school should halt ALL bullying.


2 posted on 05/27/2009 12:38:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: jeannineinsd

Now there will be even less time for the basics.


3 posted on 05/27/2009 12:39:01 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I was just gonna say, surely fat kids, FOB kids, are getting a lot of crap too?


4 posted on 05/27/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT by exist
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To: jeannineinsd

This thread is gay.

(You won’t be able to say that in school anymore)


5 posted on 05/27/2009 12:39:55 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: jeannineinsd
Mixed Family: When two or more cultures and ethnicities join together to form one family.

I'd wager that overwhelming majority of non-immigrant families in America are "mixed".

6 posted on 05/27/2009 12:40:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: jeannineinsd

talk about a misleading headline.

They are going to start gay sex ed in Kindergarten, they already have a book about gay penguins raising a baby penguin


7 posted on 05/27/2009 12:41:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com for the love of something)
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To: a fool in paradise

“This is discriminatory. The school should halt ALL bullying.”

Yeah, apparently the nerds of the school are still fair game.

Oh, and no more games of “Smear the Queer”


8 posted on 05/27/2009 12:41:25 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: a fool in paradise

Exactly. I got called “fag**t” in elementary school by older kids who (like me) probably didn’t even know what that word meant. (I guess they ended up being wrong!)

Their point was “bullying,” not specifically “anti-gay bullying.”


9 posted on 05/27/2009 12:42:06 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: jeannineinsd

If Homosexuality was truly about the actions of “consenting adults in private” and nothing but, the kindergarteners wouldn’t even know anything about it.


10 posted on 05/27/2009 12:42:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: GeronL

Someone should write a book about the loving relationship between Rover and any stray human’s leg.


11 posted on 05/27/2009 12:43:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: jeannineinsd

Why don’t parents demand schools focus on academics, do they have any idea how much money goes to the “pet-projects”.


12 posted on 05/27/2009 12:43:22 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Drango

“This thread is gay.

(You won’t be able to say that in school anymore)”

No, you can but you have to spell it “ghey” to remove any homosexual references to be more sensitive. lol

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghey


13 posted on 05/27/2009 12:43:47 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: jeannineinsd

We need anti gay bullying laws.

It’s about time they did something about Perez Hilton.


14 posted on 05/27/2009 12:44:09 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: jeannineinsd
At what point will people at large recognize that the natural reaction to aberrant behavior, whether accepted or not, is the condemnation from the majority group? Children at any age will identify aberrant behavior and question it rather than accept it. This is not wrong, it is part of society. The bullying is society telling the person that their behavior is not acceptable.

If the scout master, priest, or stranger is in the eyes of a child, gay because of their willingness to participate in aberrant behavior shouldn't the children object? Shouldn't they declare it non-normal? Shouldn't they react to it in the same way the left deals with discrimination? With their non-acceptance?

15 posted on 05/27/2009 12:44:53 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: a fool in paradise

How true.

Alameda school board adopts plan to indoctrinate students.


16 posted on 05/27/2009 12:45:30 PM PDT by Califreak (Stammer Lee, TOTUS and Beltway Bob have turned 1600 into a circus)
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To: jeannineinsd

This is the excuse liberals use to teach kids about homosexual sex and force them to find it lovely and natural for their own lives.

First they have to explain what a homosexual is so they kids will know who not to bully...or who to submit to!


17 posted on 05/27/2009 12:45:34 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jeannineinsd

This policy is gay.


18 posted on 05/27/2009 12:46:39 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Slapshot68
Oh, and no more games of “Smear the Queer”

Man, those were the days...back in grade school we played that. Got bloodied a few times. Of course that was also back in the day when the school's monkey bars were built over the asphalt parking lot.

19 posted on 05/27/2009 12:46:45 PM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: a fool in paradise

bullying is part of nature.

you cant legislate normal behavior without hamstringing Americas agressive nature. Which is what the wusses and America last liberals want.


20 posted on 05/27/2009 12:51:32 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: jeannineinsd

When is the next school board election. I sent each of the board members a letter which is about all I could do but those in that district should focus on eliminating those who voted for this. Find candidates remove them from positions of power, that is how Democracy works.


21 posted on 05/27/2009 12:52:03 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: jeannineinsd

What a bunch of fags.


22 posted on 05/27/2009 12:52:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Obadiah

“Man, those were the days...back in grade school we played that. Got bloodied a few times. Of course that was also back in the day when the school’s monkey bars were built over the asphalt parking lot.”

And we had spine-crushing see-saws too!


23 posted on 05/27/2009 12:52:36 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: jeannineinsd
I guess you have to count me as a "mixed family". I'm mostly English/Irish ancestry. My wife is English/German ancestry.

Our English parts get along. But her authoritarian German blood doesn't get along with my argumentative Irish blood.
24 posted on 05/27/2009 12:53:21 PM PDT by atomicweeder
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To: GeronL

GeronL,
Ya gotta wonder if baby penguin
is a tasty meat of like chicken? Or maybe something a little
unusual like manatee?


25 posted on 05/27/2009 12:54:07 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Vaquero
I see birds bullying squirrels out in the yard (dive bombing them). As the lavender mafia proclaims. “it's perfectly natural”
26 posted on 05/27/2009 12:54:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It occurs to me that perhaps schools ought to SANCTION bullying.

We are rapidly becoming a nation of effete prissies who look to someone else -— ANYONE ELSE -— to fight their battles for them.

Soon, there will be no one to turn to.


27 posted on 05/27/2009 12:55:35 PM PDT by Walrus (If at first you don't secede, try, try again.)
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To: Joe Boucher

probably chicken


28 posted on 05/27/2009 12:59:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com for the love of something)
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To: Obadiah

Now it’s “smear the conservative heterosexual...eear”. And any jokes about black top and monkey bars are a hate crime, CRACKER!


29 posted on 05/27/2009 12:59:26 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Voter62vb

Bwahahaha!! I just KNEW I was a racist!


30 posted on 05/27/2009 1:12:22 PM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wow @ the responses to your post that are praising bullying.

Anyway, we are in agreement. Bullying, period, is wrong. No need to single out any specific kinds.


31 posted on 05/27/2009 1:14:05 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: jeannineinsd

The question is, what do they consider “bullying,” and will this program be used to present deviant sexual behavior to little children in order to desensitize them to its deviance, and get them to accept it as “normal”?

My suspicion is that the answer to the second part of the question will be “Yes.” My suspicion is that it will also be labeled “bullying” if any child dares to say that homosexual behavior is sick and wrong.


32 posted on 05/27/2009 1:20:08 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: jeannineinsd

“School district leaders have approved lesson plans for kindergartners through fifth graders “

If there are gay kindergartners, do they have the legal right to marry?


33 posted on 05/27/2009 1:21:12 PM PDT by NeoConfederate
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To: Obadiah

No, you’re not a racist.

You just haven’t had the richness of experiences of a Latino woman that would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.

sarcasm off.


34 posted on 05/27/2009 1:24:46 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: jeannineinsd

The queers are not just demanding that their deathstyle be tolerated by society, they ar pushing for society to annoint them as sacred cows.

They have gone too far, major backlash is coming.


35 posted on 05/27/2009 1:27:06 PM PDT by m4629
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To: jeannineinsd
We are looking for faggots and nuclear wessels in Alameda???


36 posted on 05/27/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: pogo101
Exactly. I got called “fag**t” in elementary school by older kids who (like me) probably didn’t even know what that word meant.

When I was a freshman in high screwl, this one kid always was calling me that, so one day I laid a nice right cross on his jaw, which made him smack his head on a row of lockers behind him. He was really nice to me after that. If I had done that in today's climate, I would be the bully, not the victim!

38 posted on 05/27/2009 1:47:29 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: HarriedHarry

Anyone paying attention to the Gaystapo Tactics in California in the wake of the Prop 8 vote would know that they bully and vandalize too.


39 posted on 05/27/2009 1:48:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: NeoConfederate; Revolting cat!
If there are gay kindergartners, do they have the legal right to marry?


40 posted on 05/27/2009 1:50:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Justice is blind. Sonia Sotomayor is not even qualified to sit on an IMPARTIAL jury.)
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To: jeannineinsd
How much anti-gay bullying really exists in kindergarten through fifth grade?

None. This is a trojan horse to get gay indoctrination and recruitment into elementary schools across the nation. Gay marriage movement was the first step. What they really want is to get to your children under the guise of "bullying".

41 posted on 05/27/2009 1:59:38 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Obadiah
Of course that was also back in the day when the school's monkey bars were built over the asphalt parking lot.

Bill Cosby was right. The monkey bars were the grownups way of trying to kill all of us kids off. "Hey Ma, look I'm on top of the wheeee.....*doink* oh oh oh oh...."

42 posted on 05/27/2009 2:05:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: jeannineinsd

“Gay” pretend parents.


43 posted on 05/27/2009 7:37:06 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: m4629

If the fairies don’t back off, they will get clobbered no matter who wins.One of their own, Ernst Roehm said “All revolutions devour their own children.” Roehm was killed in the hideous Nazi party purge of 1934. The radical sodomites better be careful of what they wish for and just shut up.


44 posted on 05/27/2009 11:43:59 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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