Minnesota made national headlines recently regarding the Anoka-Hennepin county school district’s policy on bullying. The New York Times reported that civil right lawsuits and investigations are currently underway to address complaints of harassment of gay students and teachers’ responses. The district’s current policy is to remain neutral and avoid conversations on sexual diversity. The lawsuit accuses staff of ignoring and dismissing bullying occurring in the schools. With an increase in the number of suicides in the district over the past couple years, advocates believe that a change in policy is necessary, while opposition argues against its implications.
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