CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011
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(Minnesota: Poppy Harlow) Suicides by school children in a Minnesota school district featured; scenes shown from Anoka, where teachers are barred from taking a position on homosexuality: a neutrality policy. [Samantha's mother Michele JOHNSON - talks about her daughter's story.] [Samantha's friend Erica HOOPS- says bullying led to suicide.] [Anoka-Hennepin teacher Jeri SCHULTZ- says there is so much we cannot say that could help eliminate bullying.] [Supt. Dennis CARLSON - downplays a link between bullying and suicide.] The school district policy and the Justice Department investigation discussed.
(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Live discussion held with "Queen Bees and Wannabees" author Rosalind Wiseman and CitizenLink education analyst Candy Cushman about bullying and Minnesota school policy. [CUSHMAN - supports the neutrality policy asking teachers to remain neutral on sexual topics; questions a lawsuit by civil rights activists.] [WISEMAN - outlines the problem with a neutral policy.]
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