Missouri Teachers Decry ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill | The Missouri Chapter of the National Education Association (MNEA) is speaking out against a proposed “Don’t Say Gay” bill in the Missouri legislature that would prohibit teachers from ever addressing any questions of LGBT issues. MNEA President Chris Guinther points out that the measure would create both a safety concern for students and an employment concern for teachers:
GUINTHER: Educators want to help students, but this bill would make them afraid for their jobs. We have to untie their hands when they feel they should act or intervene in a situation that arises. Educators shouldn’t have to fear for their jobs when they want to act to help students.
The MNEA works to protect students from harassment through its No MOre Bullying program.