Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot" in between classes, but he hesitated to respond. Will they associate this with me? Is my reaction right now really about me? Or about the student? I was always processing these questions and insecurities that prevented me from speaking out. Bunger remained silent that day but later brought up the issue to his supervisor.
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The Mansfield Independent School District said that the two parties agreed to settle in an "amicable" manner and that it denied "any wrongdoing or liability," telling NBC News in an email that the district wanted to "avoid the time, expense, stress and other impacts of continuing litigation, which would interfere with the mission of educating the students. Bailey, who began working at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in the Dallas suburb of Arlington over a decade ago, sued the district and two school administrators in May , claiming that the defendants wrongly discriminated against her because of her sexual orientation. According to the suit, a parent complained to the school board and the superintendent that Bailey was promoting a "homosexual agenda" in the classroom by showing students a picture of the woman who is now her wife during a "Get to Know Your Teacher" presentation. The complaint eventually led to Bailey — who was twice selected Teacher of the Year at her school — being placed on administrative leave in September and then being asked the next month for her resignation, which she refused to give.
Account Options Sign in. My library Help Advanced Book Search. View eBook. Lesbian Teachers : An Invisible Presence. Madiha Didi Khayatt. Teachers, in general, are hired to conform with set values of the community which hires them. They are expected to reflect conventions which correspond with an ideological model of behavior sanctioned by the state and by the community in which they work. In a publicly funded educational system, not only are teachers expected to transmit dominant ideologies, but, as representatives of the state, they are assumed to embody the dominant values of the society which hires them. The notion of lesbian teachers inevitably contradicts mainstream assumptions about female teachers--women whose image stereotypically corresponds with and implicitly conveys traditional female "virtues" of purity, dedication, and nurturance.
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