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UOTeachOUT events call attention to issues of gender, equity

LGBT issues have come to the fore in a big way recently.

Oxford, Alabama, apparently would like people to produce a birth certificate upon request so they can prove to authorities that they are legally using the “correct" facility. North Carolina's General Assembly recently decided that its opinion on the LGBT community is the only one that matters, drawing fire from a growing list of influential people and companies.

These topics are bound to percolate into the American classroom. Whether they merely beg questions or challenge students to consider their own gender identity, teachers must be attuned to the issues and know how to integrate equity into their instruction.

That’s why UOTeachOUT, an annual series of events led by the Department of Education Studies, is more vital than ever.

Read the full story in Around the O.

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