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From: "Kathleen Shilson" <email@example.com>
Subject: The word "Gay"
> Some of my students use the word "gay" - meaning not to cool.. how does
> everyone - teachers- respond to this?
It's no different than a racist remark. The current equivalent here is
I ask them not to use those words in that way in my classroom. They usually
apoligise immediately, because they KNOW it's inppropriate.
If they ask why, I say it's an insulting use of the word, and inappropriate.
If they persist (very rare) I say they are welcome to discuss it with the
principal, although (I say) I doubt he'll disagree with me.