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Chicago School CEO: Gay Is Good for the Job


“I absolutely believe that [being gay] makes me more sensitive to the human condition, because it’s something that, as you grow up, you identify yourself as somehow being different, as somehow belonging to a group that’s not the norm. And so as I think of many of our kids, and certainly the lens by which they view the world, they also see themselves differently. And sometimes it has advantages, and sometimes it has disadvantages. But I believe being sensitive to it and thinking about it is very, very important as to how we structure programs and has to how we educate kids.” —Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman on why his being gay can be an asset on the job [Towleroad]

On:           Mar 30, 2009
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    • dgz

      gay as a job qualification? well, hiring someone because of sexuality IS legal in most jurisidictions…

      Mar 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim

      Hot, smart, great job and comfortable with himself?


      Does he have a boyfriend? Does he want one?

      Mar 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeff

      Huberman is hotter than hell!

      Mar 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chitown Kev


      He’s been partnered for 4 or 5 years now, girls. Sorry!

      Mar 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chitown Kev

      Not directed at you Jeff, sorry.

      Mar 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rogue dandelion

      where has he been all my life?

      Mar 30, 2009 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      Good answer!! After all most people get hired for being straight…

      Mar 31, 2009 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • beegeez1

      Now Ron says that being gay makes him more sensitive? Puhleeeze! Ron is a self-serving jerk who has never done anything to promote acceptance of GLBT people in any venture he was affiliated with. Whether as mayoral chief of staff, a police asst deputy superintendent, head of OEMC, boss of transit, or now head of public schools, Huberman never accomplished anything to address the rampant homophobia in city departments.
      His goal is to be police superintendent. He outed himself before he was outed by the Christian rubes.
      He’s as good as closeted.

      Mar 31, 2009 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gurlene

      Good lord. Male teachers did not look like that when I was in school. I would never have skipped one of his classes either, especially gym class.

      Mar 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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