Gay Student Teacher Reinstated After Controversial Dismissal

Oct 22, 2010 | Posted by: Ziggy on High | Full story: www.huffingtonpost.com

More than a month after a school district in Oregon dismissed a gay student teacher for allegedly answering a student's question about his own marital status, Seth Stambaugh is heading back to teach, MSNBC reports.

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"Earlier this week, 22 parents of students at the school wrote a letter in support of Stambaugh, calling on the district to reinstate the student teacher, whom they said had "positive rapport" with his students.

The district and Stambaugh's college agreed on his reinstatement Thursday."

Take that, bigots! Equality and fairness wins out!
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WHO didmissed him and WHO reinstated him ?!

If he was dismissed without cause, I hope he sues, and retires a millionare.

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Good for him. +1 for equality.

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Ziggy on High wrote:
"Earlier this week, 22 parents of students at the school wrote a letter in support of Stambaugh, calling on the district to reinstate the student teacher, whom they said had "positive rapport" with his students.
The district and Stambaugh's college agreed on his reinstatement Thursday."
Take that, bigots! Equality and fairness wins out!
Who says all people are bigots. Kudos to the parents who stood up to the school. Goes to show that parents who love their children are more interested in them receiving a good education than teaching them how to discriminate against a person because they are different.

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This is the kind of news I like to read, Thanks to the parents who stood up for him.

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Sheesh! This guy really is misinformed.

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Sheesh! This guy really is misinformed.
Misinformed is hardly the word for it. haha I don't know what article he was reading. Maybe he just invented it in his head. Who can tell when he's spouting such nutcrackery.

As someone who is going to school to be a teacher myself, this article hits close to home. I worked in the school system before (under another teacher as I did not yet have my degree) for 7 years. It was great. Really, my sexuality did not come up often. In my case, I refused to lie but I also refused to give a straight answer. That worked for me in the context I was in.

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I have some experience with that. The first lesson I had to learn was to answer according to the level and ACTUAL interest of the child. lol. I learned quickly that many ask questions for attention rather than information.

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