Monday, October 15, 2007

Schwarzenegger Jumps the Shark

"Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose.

Analysts have warned that schools across the nation will be impacted by the decision, since textbook publishers must cater to their largest purchaser, which often is California, and they will be unlikely to go to the expense of having a separate edition for other states.

The bills signed by Schwarzenegger include SB777, which bans anything in public schools that could be interpreted as negative toward homosexuality, bisexuality and other alternative lifestyle choices.

There are no similar protections for students with traditional or conservative lifestyles and beliefs, however." (source)

Taken at face value this REALLY bothers me, BUT...now that I actually teach in the public school system I know that once I am in the classroom I can pretty much do and say whatever I want (and the district is just happy to have a warm body in there babysitting for them).

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