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"Curriculum Bill. . .Would Allow Missouri Schools To Teach LGBTQ History"

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Skwim, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Skwim

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    "A bill introduced in the Missouri legislature this week could see LGBTQ history and culture added to the state’s curriculum.

    The proposed subject matter outlined in the bill, HB 2153, recommends covering LGBTQ social movements and contributions to society, while also making students aware of the history of anti-LGBTQ persecution that inform current cultural markers like Pride parades, visibility campaigns, and new legislation.

    The bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Martha Stevens (below), says it could create a more positive school experience for a group that’s at high risk for bullying, ostracism, and mental health problems, particularly in a state that has become increasingly red over time.


    I think it’s really important for LGBTQ students to see themselves reflected in society. I think it’s important for all students when it comes to equality and different successes for students to learn about contributions of LGBTQ individuals to different parts of society, literature, art, and culture.


    She notes that the bill would not expressly require schools across the state to use the curriculum. It would be up to individual school boards to decide whether to incorporate it into their classrooms:


    I think this would be a great way to support those districts and those teachers that do want to have LGBTQ+ history incorporated into their curriculum… The purpose of this bill is really to advocate for a more positive school environment, but also to provide tools for educators. And so that students in our schools, you know, can learn about an array of different issues around the current issues of inequality.'

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    Although I support LGBTQ rights I question the need to take up class time to go into its history. Is it really that important?

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  2. SomeRandom

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    Well if you’re studying SOSE or modern history then yes obviously it is important. Otherwise why bother learning about the Civil Rights movement?
    Power struggles and how activism has changed human history are very pertinent topics to discuss in the social sciences.
    Geez this is basic stuff.
     
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  3. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    my only question is when are the schools going to get back to just teaching the 3 Rs?

    Reading .....

    Writing......

    Arithmetic......
     
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    I say it is That important. On the grounds that it is part of our history, society and culture, therefore it should be taught about, including both the strides the movement has made against persecution, as well as how they were persecuted against. LGBTQ people as a whole are not going away, so why not teach about how to better interact with a group/culture different from ones own?
     
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    What are they ditching to have time to teach it?
     
  6. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I would support it if it is exclusively taught by John Waters, Divine.


    Here's the resume...

     
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  7. sun rise

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    I don't see the need for a history lesson unless it is simply a small part of the larger history lessons. No need to ignore it as if it doesn't exist, so giving it a nod is fine.
     
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    I prefer it be taught by Tim Curry.
     
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  10. Father Heathen

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    So you would actually lower the quality of U.S. schools even further? Maybe our children will work in sweat shops for a few pennies less than other 3rd world countries to stay competitive.
     
  11. epronovost

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    Wouldn't that be the RWA not the three R's or do I get acronym wrong?

    And you can learn reading by reading history texts on LGBTQ history and you can learn writting by writting essays on the subject too.
     
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  12. SomeRandom

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    You mean....grade 1 curriculum?
     
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  13. SomeRandom

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    Fun fact. In Australia it’s taught by Dame Edna Everage
     
  14. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Yea. Looking around in politics and what not I would say people haven't even accessed grade 1.
     
  15. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    There we go, another member of the faculty!
     
  16. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Sometimes you Aussies are just plain
    cool.

    LGBT class is going to rock!
     
  17. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    You would need to have phonetics as a prerequisite. ;O)
     
  18. SomeRandom

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    Well I mean I didn’t want to disparage Mr The Donald. But fair props.
     
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  19. SomeRandom

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    It’s the one thing we’re proud to have stolen from the Brits.
    Pantomime
    Pantomime - Wikipedia
     
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    Nope. They were called the three Rs, reading, writing (since it's pronounced with an r) and 'rithmatic.
     
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