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Teacher Suspended For Playing Pro-Equality Song In Class

A middle-school teacher in Detroit was suspended after playing a same-sex-marriage anthem in hopes of fostering understanding and prevent bullying.

A student at Centennial Middle School in South Lyons had originally requested performing-arts instructor Susan Johnson play Macklemore’s “Same Love.” After after ensuring there was no violence or inappropriate language, the instructor was happy to oblige.

But another student complained about the song, which explores the hatred faced by many in the LGBT community, and Johnson was suspended this week.

Anybody work at a school that honors, instead of punishes, good teachers? Maybe you can help Ms. Johnson find a better place to work.

Below, check out the video for Macklemore’s “Same Love”

On:           Nov 29, 2012
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