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Why We Need LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classrooms

The PBS Kids show “Arthur,” which began in 1996, recently aired an episode in which Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marries his partner who turns out to be a man. Although this isn’t the first children’s program with openly gay characters, it got me thinking: if there are increasing numbers of LGBTQ+ characters in children’s television, […]

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Teachers Who Won't Be Silent Anymore: Lauren Hopson – Pt. 1

You may not know her name, but you may know her speech. Lauren Hopson, currently a 3rd grade teacher, has become known around the Internet as the “Tired Teacher”.  Hopson’s five-plus minute speech to the Knox County, Tennessee Board of Education has been shared all around social media among teachers and their supporters, and at last […]