Anoka-Hennepin Ponders New Neutrality Rules

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is set to consider on Monday night a replacement for its policies on religion and sexual orientation in the district.

It will be the first reading of a proposed “Controversial Topics Curriculum Policy” that acknowledges the importance of tackling controversial topics in a democracy, and gives some guidelines for how to do it.

The policy says teachers should not advocate for their personal beliefs, and discussions of controversial topics should be age appropriate and free of prejudice.

The district’s current policy says teaching about sexual orientation isn’t part of the curriculum and such matters are best addressed outside of school. Some teachers say the policy has had a chilling effect on discussions in their classrooms.

A vote on the policy is expected in January.

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  • Kevin

    Gosh…..Really? My…my….my….

  • Chessney P.

    So how will government class be run…when the liberal union teachers can no longer bash anyone or anything that is conservative. My kids have have each lived through 12 years of liberal programming at the hands of the labor unions in Minneapolis. It didn’t work though, they all ended up where they should, right in the middle with other moderates, un-impressed at the what the demos and reps have done with our country.

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