Jim Waters has absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Had he bothered to research this week’s topic, he may have come across as less ignorant on the issue. For him to proclaim that teachers aren’t being harassed because of their sexual orientation (orientation, not preference)? That’s ignorant and nothing but a right-wing talking point. We expect to sit down with him in the coming weeks for a discussion on the matter.
To Jim: Complaints aren’t filed because of fear of bigots like Frank Simon– whose hate group was responsible for the phone calls Jefferson County’s Board of Education received– and those within the public school system who are known for retaliation. Dig a little deeper or next time give us a call if you have questions.
And you’re anti-public education for wanting things like school vouchers. You’re anti-public education for your desire to stop teacher’s unions and to use public dollars for private or religious schooling. Not because you report the bad news about public education or the corruption that exists. Even people like Jake chime in to support you when you’re revealing legitimate mistakes in education.
This whole “special rights” and “special protections” crap has got to stop. It’s bogus. Tell us– what is special about being treated as equals of the majority?
By Jim Waters
Some school-board members exhibit more passion for what happens in a teacher’s bedroom than in the teacher’s classroom.
If they focused more on improving Kentucky schools, parents would sleep a lot better.
An example: The Jefferson County Board of Education voted 4-3 on Nov. 26 to add special protection for gay and lesbian employees to its harassment and employment policies.
The problem: Teachers aren’t being harassed because of their sexual preferences.