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"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. "

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Student speaks out against CoDE over Day of Silence

Snoqualmie Valley Record
March 19, 2008

By: Sarah Desroche

"I'm currently a student at Mount Si High School and I'm not quite sure what the Coalition to Defend Education, or CoDE, is talking about when they say that teachers are supposedly "touting personal agendas in class" or have "stated their opinion on controversial subjects."

"Last year I chose not to participate in Day of Silence and was never harassed by anyone that day. I don't ever remember classes being disrupted. I do agree, however, with Mrs. McCormick on that Day of Silence isn't supposed to be political at all. I see Day of Silence as a day of respect to all the students at Mount Si who are gay, or lesbian, or bisexual, or transgendered who are afraid to say that they are gay because of what other students might do or say, rather than a day of the school's gay community commanding attention to themselves."

Read the entire letter


May said...

What a gracious and articulate statement. Thank you to Sarah for sharing her thoughts with us and thank you to the Record for publishing her letter.

Anonymous said...

I agree completely. Well said! Sarah. Articulate, mature, and insightful.