It is normal, inclusive and done without hype. Lessons about LGBT people and issues can be easily tied to academic standards in English language arts, mathematics, social studies and life skills. Mark Smith The classroom is absolutely the place to address homophobia and the younger the better. We could have a lot of straight but confused kids! They talk about homosexuality anyway, so why not give them some accurate non-homophobic information?
The heavyweight submissions he received calling for this were carefully coded.
The right to expel gay children from school isn't about freedom; it's about cruelty
Teaching difference assists children to respect others and to feel free to express themself. I have experienced homophobia recently at I can honestly see no argument! I think children should be more aware of the world around them. Children should be protected from unnatural behaviour.
Refusing to talk about gay issues in schools and making the subject 'taboo' almost gives bullies a licence to continue tormenting their victims. Busting gay kids in this way is a profoundly distasteful idea for secular Australians. The law applies in NSW as much to a commercial college teaching panel beating as Catholic boys boarding schools. Doesn't this go against evolution? Discussions related to sexuality and reproduction are examples of topics that often require parental permission. Pat This subject has no place in school for children below eleven.