By Emily Collins
The Anoka-Hennepin District School Board introduced a revised policy Monday night which covers "controversial topics" like homosexuality.
The new policy states that teachers should not express their opinion on the topic but facilitate an appropriate class discussion, the Star Tribune reported.
Some parents do not think that controversial topics should be discussed in the classroom at all. Others believe that the policy does not go far enough in protecting the rights of homosexual students.
This policy came into effect after the school district experienced six student suicides in less than two years. Some of the students were gay.
Tammy Aaberg, the parent of a student who committed suicide, believes the policy needs improvement, KARE 11 reported.
"This policy is better than the previous policy. It says it affirms the dignity of all students, but you can't have that if you can't mention gay people in history," Tammy told KARE 11.
Julie Blaha, the president of the local teacher's union, said that eventually the board would like to eradicate policies regarding controversial topics and trust the professionalism of the district teachers.