Chicago Public School CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett threatened to discipline teachers who don’t administer the test. Bennett said those teachers could have their teaching licenses revoked for insubordination. One teacher at Saucedo said that’s bullying.
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
Marriage Equality Is Destroying “Traditional Marriage,” And Why That’s A Good Thing (An Open Letter) | Carina Kolodny for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
Oh so /this/ is what they’ve been defending all along.
Most defenders of “traditional” marriage are also quick to forget the traditional dowry of maybe a few livestock (or something fancier, if you had the means) that came along with the bride.
Oh yeah, and all of King David’s wives show us that polygamy is traditional as well.
Funny how redefining marriage to not include those things is fine, but redefining it to let two consenting adults marry the ones they love is off the table.
In Colorado, kids are required by law to test. The “refuse testing” option on the enrollment forms? It’s “being phased out” because it’s “confusing.” If kids don’t show up for school on testing days? Zurkowski told me that some districts have sent truant officers to their homes.
I Opted My Kids Out of Standardized Tests (via @willrich45)
We get 180 days with our students. Less, if like me you don’t get to see them every day. If you think shutting the school down for testing for several of those days to do testing that isn’t even shown to have a correlation with being college or career ready, then we can’t be friends.
Colorado, you are bad and you should feel bad for putting your students and teachers through this.