Featured at ThePowerOnline. Defying recent efforts to demonize and penalize openly gay teachers, Matt Tratner, a beloved teacher and guidance counselor at New York's prestigious John Bowne High School, went to work today wearing a shirt that boldly states "OUT And I'm not alone. The posting immediately attracted massive support, including mine. By the end of the day, Tratner changed his status on Facebook to say. They said that they had heard all about Tratner wearing it. They asked where they could get one so they too could wear them at school- gay and straight teachers asked to have one.
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James Warren DeMint born September 2, is an American political advocate, businessman, author, and retired politician who served as a United States Senator from South Carolina and as president of the Heritage Foundation. He was elected to the U. Senate from South Carolina in and reelected in DeMint served in the Senate until January 1, , when he stepped down to become president of The Heritage Foundation. On May 2, , DeMint resigned his position at Heritage at the request of its board.
Stambaugh truthfully answered the question of a student about his being gay and was promptly re-assigned due to objections from a parent. He is now suing for discrimination. A fourth grader asked Stambaugh if he was married and he answered he was not.
In this CNN blog , a spokesman for the senator says that the senator meant that elected school boards should be allowed to follow their own principles in choosing whom they hire for teaching jobs. Forgetting for a moment all the political baggage: From a purely pragmatic point of view, would most school boards want to bar or dismiss a good portion of their current teaching force? My hunch is no, regardless of where members stand politically on these issues.