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5 04, 2012

Hedy Weinberg: Gov. Bill Haslam should veto ‘Monkey Bill’

2017-03-28T06:53:48-05:00 April 5th, 2012|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Hedy Weinberg Tennessee is dangerously close to enacting a law that would gut science education in public schools. The "Monkey Bill" sailed through the Legislature and is now on [...]

12 12, 2011

Anti-gay Bullying Demands a Response from Our Community

2017-03-28T06:53:48-05:00 December 12th, 2011|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By James W. Gilliam This week’s news of another suicide by a young student—brought about after years of anti-gay bullying at his school—reminds me of my own experiences attending schools [...]

27 09, 2011

The Freedom to Surf: Protecting Internet Access in Public Schools

2017-03-28T06:53:49-05:00 September 27th, 2011|Categories: Media Highlights, Publications|

By Lindsay Kee Throughout history, those in power have attempted to control access to information, to maintain — in the words of Thomas Jefferson — "tyranny over the mind of [...]

27 10, 2010

Schools have a duty to protect students

2016-07-11T14:12:30-05:00 October 27th, 2010|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Lindsay Kee This past week, 17-year-old Jordan Binion commit­ted sui­cide in Wash­ing­ton state, the lat­est in a dev­as­tat­ing wave of teen sui­cides attrib­uted to bul­ly­ing by class­mates. Cer­tainly we [...]

10 05, 2010

Tennessee Voices: Schools should practice spirit of equality

2016-07-11T14:45:45-05:00 May 10th, 2010|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Lindsay Kee On April 2, when Mississippi high school senior Constance McMillen walked excitedly into the prom, she faced a virtually empty room. Later, she found out the "real" [...]

2 05, 2010

Guest editorial: New law targets folks like you, me

2016-07-11T14:51:40-05:00 May 2nd, 2010|Categories: General News, Media Highlights|

By Hedy Weinberg When the Arizona Legislature passed and Gov. Jan Brewer signed Arizona's racial profiling law, core American values of fairness and equality were tossed out the window. Racial [...]