Portland Public Schools
The Day of Silence, an annual event sponsored by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), is Friday, April 15. Students at many of our schools have participated in the last several years. Administrative Directive, 4.40.060-AD states that students are allowed to engage in political activities as long as they are not disruptive to the school's program. Generally, students participating in Day of Silence activities do so in a non-disruptive manner. The only question that has arisen in past years is whether participating students are exempt from speaking in class. The answer is no: where class participation is part of a class' requirements, students must participate in class or be held accountable for the work for that day.
This is listed under "Required Reading" on the "Information for school and central administrators " website.
Oregon City High School
The Day of Silence, founded in 1996 by students at the University of Virginia, is a day where students from across America take a vow of silence to call attention to anti-LGBT remarks and harassment. LGBT is widely recognized as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender. This year, the Day of Silence is April 15.
Franklin High School
The Day of Silence is Friday, April 15th. Come and get your t-shirt in the main hall and sign up to participate. Be silent for one day to commemorate all of those who have been silenced and bullied for their sexual orientation. Questions? See Adrian Smith or Ms. Hall. Sponsored by the Franklin GSA.
Get your t-shirt? Who supplied these? And are they fashionably gay?
Bethel School District
DAY OF SILENCE:
The National Day of Silence is today! Today, thousands of students across the country will respect a vow of silence to draw attention to the silencing effects of all forms of bullying and harassment in our schools. If you’ve signed up to participate, you can still go to room 34 to pick up your silence placard or ribbon of support. The silence will be broken in a ceremony held today; students who are participating will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.
Fact: A 2009 survey found that nearly two-thirds of LGBT students felt unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation. -Thommen & Case (Apr. 15)
Support our political cause and get an early dismissal!
I was going to make a lot of double entendre gay jokes but Portland just had it's first "professional" soccer game tonight which is all the gay I can handle in a single day.
The bottom line is that our taxpayer funded institutions of indoctrination will be spending instructional time telling your kids how much more important they would be if only they were gay.