Promoting Gay/Lesbian Agenda During
Instructional Time In School
NE Ohio Values Voters.......... Alert
Day of Silence Reflects Myth-Based, Shallow Educational Standards
NEA and GLSEN Push Schools to Low-Quality Education
WalkOut on Pro-Homosexual Event, April 15 In the wave of heated debates about public sector unions, many are evaluating the teaching profession and teachers' union policies. Are American students being taught to think independently and logically, to evaluate issues critically, to verify and fact-check using multiple and diverse sources?
Or do most schools, pressured by the National Education Association, employ politically biased, emotion-based, left-wing methods and practices that result in
censorship and an inability to think critically and logically? Nowhere does this question surface more quickly than on the hot-button issue of homosexuality.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) upcoming "Day of Silence" on April 15 is a perfect example of the way instruction has been corrupted by a leftist political agenda.
The NEA has adopted numerous resolutions in recent years supporting homosexuality, same sex unions, and even "gender change." Its bias is well-established, and school curricula now reflect its strong-arm tactics in propagating only one acceptable viewpoint on this issue.
Contact: Linda Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Laurie Higgins at H.Laurie@IllinoisFamily.org
Day of Silence WALK-OUT
April 15, 2011
Laurie Higgins, Illinois Family Institute
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) problematic annual exploitation of public schools through the Day of Silence takes place on April 15, 2011. In light of how successful GLSEN and every other homosexuality-affirming organization and blogger have been in exploiting recent tragic teen suicides, it is even more imperative that conservatives take a stand against the use of public education to normalize homosexuality.
A national coalition of conservative leaders and organizations are again sponsoring the Day of Silence Walkout. We are asking parents to find out if their children's schools are permitting students and/or teachers to refuse to speak in class during the Day of Silence. If they will be permitting student or teacher silence during instructional time, we are urging parents to call their children out of school to protest the use of the classroom for the purpose of promoting controversial moral and political views.
Below is a statement issued by the ACLU, emphasizing the limits of political activism during instructional time:
"You DO have a right to participate in Day of Silence and other expressions of your opinion at a public school during non-instructional time: the breaks between classes, before and after the school day, lunchtime, and any other free times during your day.
"You do NOT have a right to remain silent during class time if a teacher asks you to speak."
The Day of Silence, which is sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), fast approaches. This year it will take place in most public schools on April 15th. On this day, thousands of public high schools and increasing numbers of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day – even during instructional time – to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals and its controversial, unproven, and destructive theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality.
Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes. Please join the national effort to reclaim a proper understanding of the role, and limits of public education. Help de-politicize the learning environment by calling your child out of school if your child's school allows students and/or teachers to refuse to speak during instructional time on the Day of Silence.