I can’t assume to know why Boardmember Spencer has voted against Lesson 9 and the explicit inclusion of LGBT issues in the curriculum, but I can question why it is that she’s taken to using the same talking points of the explicitly homophobic SERVE group and hanging out with the lawyer from the Pacific Justice Institute if her intentions are indeed not anti-LGBT.
Alameda’s Lesson 9 will be featured on KQED’s Forum tomorrow morning at 9am and I’ll be one of the speakers. Thanks to Susan Davis for her write up at SFGate’s InAlameda (If you haven’t been reading her almost daily posts there, you’re missing something, check her out!)
A few months ago, our community was called to action to support tolerance and respect for all people. Thanks to you and many others, there is no doubt about where our community stands on issues of compassion and tolerance! However, work remains to be done.
The final judgment in the lawsuit against Lesson 9/Tolerance teaching in Alameda is out and the court doesn’t mince words. The District has prevailed! And what a smackdown of the petitioners it was.