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Posted on October 3, 2018 4:58 pm
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Being a Gay Teacher
Mr. Harris is going to a job interview for a Physics Teacher position. His academic preparation is outstanding and his results as a teacher speak for themselves. He has been married to his husband David for 3 years and is scared his sexual orientation would hinder the process. He is scared to disclaim his sexual orientation during the interview.
What advice would you give Mr. Harris?
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Posted October 11, 2018 9:00 pm

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Dependent on the school, district, and state's policies and laws regarding people of varying sexual orientation, it may be very concerning to disclose that type of information. Especially as the news voices many of the horror stories about people getting fired or not offered a job because of sexual orientation.
I would say that Mr. Harris should not worry about a situation in which that becomes a question to his abilities as a teacher. If, during the interview process, there is any reference or question to sexual orientation, I would recommend respectfully saying, "While I appreciate this opportunity to meet with you, I don't believe that (question) relates to my qualifications."
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