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Pay teacher Susan Johnson for unpaid suspension due to playing "Same Love" by Macklemore which promotes gay rights

I learned about this issue via a tweet from @Macklemore who sings "Same Love" and the Fox News report on this issue. I think it is a problem that a teacher was suspended without pay when playing a song about tolerance, specifically about gay rights, but also applicable to understanding those who are "different" than us. I also think it is inappropriate that this teacher was suspended for doing so when at the request of one of her students. I would like for the South Lyon school district to restore the teacher's pay and continue to evaluate how tolerance and diversity are taught in their schools.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Dr. William A. Pearson, Ed.D., Superintendent
    Centennial Middle School - South Lyon District, Michigan

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