Education

Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Students

December 01, 2005 1 min read

Many educators believe that anxiety and fear from harassment, threats, and violence prevent gay students from receiving an adequate education.

The recent Teacher Magazine article “Straight Talk” focused on one organization’s efforts to make U.S. public schools safer for all students.

How can members of the school community constructively combat bullying and intimidation of gay and other students outside the norm? In what ways can educators, officials, parents and students effectively create a school environment that does not tolerate harassment in any form?

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