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Michiganers freak over high school non-harassment policy

The good folks at MailToBlog have an action item post up that you should take note of. The Detroit Free Press reports

“a Troy High School classroom poster with a message that “gay people are everyday people,” has ignited protests from some parents at the suburban Detroit school.

One of the parents, Anthony Cruz, 49, said he expects about 80 people to join the protest at the next Troy School Board meeting, on May 17. He said the problem with the poster is that the school is supposed to concentrate on academics and leave other matters for after-school time and activities.

Instead, the classroom poster has a “a captive audience,” in students, Cruz told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak. He has two daughters at the school.

Troy School District spokesman Tim McAvoy said Superintendent Janet H. Jopke has met with some parents over the poster and will continue to talk to them about it. He said the poster promotes safety and tolerance.

“We do not allow our students to be harassed for any reason. It is an issue of tolerance,” McAvoy said.”

On the MailToBlog site, there are links to email the Troy School Board and administration of the high school in support of the message of tolerance. Take a look.

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