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Gay rights ‘social justice teach-in’ ‘hit home’ for students


Picture this: You’re changing in the locker room. Another student, who is gay, walks into the room. What do you do? That’s how the script began in an unusual class at High School in the Community, the New Haven Independent reports. By the time it ended, the script would prompt some real-life revelations. The class was part of an all-day “social justice teach-in” held recently at the magnet school–which this year has adopted law and social justice as its theme while it undergoes a broader experimental transformation. The day gave students a chance to learn from outside practitioners and from not-for-profit groups; and it gave teachers a chance to share causes they’re passionate about that might not come up in the classroom…

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