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Governor's School of NC

In June 2005 the taxpayer-funded Governor's School of North Carolina conducted a seminar called "The New Gay Teenager," named after a book with the same title, which outraged the parents of some students because they were unaware of the subject matter being taught in the seminar.

(6.28.07) Gov.'s School Film Choices Listed
RALEIGH The Governor's Schools of North Carolina are now in the second of their six-week sessions, and while the diversity in worldviews of instructors is largely unknown, the movies that students will be exposed to is documented and easy to research.


(6.19.07) Governor's School Scrutinized Again
RALEIGH The Governor's Schools of North Carolina held every summer at Salem College in Winston-Salem and at Meredith College in Raleigh began their sessions this week once again under the watchful eye of the legal watchdog Alliance Defense Fund.


(8.14.06) Does Gov. School Have an Agenda?
RALEIGH The Governor's School of North Carolina fosters an atmosphere in which students have minimal supervision and are engaged in a learning environment that emphasizes a liberal world view, some students and parents allege. But most alumni of the program, and officials who work at Governor's School, deny there is bias and vigorously defend it.


(6.26.06) Gov.'s School Makes Movie Switch
RALEIGH The Governor's School West, now in session at Salem College in Winston-Salem, decided last week not to show the sexually explicit and graphically violent film "American History X," which may have been in response to the threat of legal action from the Alliance Defense Fund.


(6.22.06) Gay-Teen Seminar Promise Broken
RALEIGH An official with the Department of Public Instruction told a parent in 2004 that "homosexuality would not be a topic of instruction" at the Governor's School of North Carolina, yet despite that assurance, the onsite director at the Winston-Salem program allowed a seminar last year entitled "The New Gay Teenager."

Related NC Governor's School Articles:
'New Gay Teenager' seminar upsets parents


(5.04.06) Legal Organization Warns DPI Again
RALEIGH A Christian legal organization has refuted a claim by State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson that the Governor's School of North Carolina is not a public school required to adhere to the state's abstinence-only sexual education program.

Related Governor's School Articles:
CJ: Atkinson says Gov.'s School 'not public'
CJ: Gay seminar teacher fired
CJ: Gay seminar teacher investigated
CJ: Group says 'Gay Teenager' seminar illegal
CJ: 'New Gay Teenager' seminar upsets parents


(3.29.06) Atkinson: Gov.'s School 'Not Public'
RALEIGH State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson has told a Christian legal organization that the Governor's School of North Carolina, which has been criticized for allowing seminar last year that allegedly promoted homosexuality, "is not a 'public school'" as defined in state law.

Related Governor's School Articles:
CJ: Gay seminar teacher fired
CJ: Gay seminar teacher investigated
CJ: Group says 'Gay Teenager' seminar illegal
CJ: 'New Gay Teenager' seminar upsets parents


(3.16.06) Gay Seminar Teacher Fired
RALEIGH The woman who co-taught the controversial "New Gay Teenager" seminar at last year's N.C. Governor's School in Winston-Salem has been removed from her position at East Forsyth High School, and will surrender her teaching license.

Related Governor's School Articles:
Forsyth teacher loses her job
CJ: Gay seminar teacher investigated
CJ: Group says 'Gay Teenager' seminar illegal
CJ: 'New Gay Teenager' seminar upsets parents


(2.27.06) Group Says Gay Seminar Illegal
RALEIGH The seminar "The New Gay Teenager" conducted at the exclusive, taxpayer-funded Governor's School last summer was illegal, a national Christian legal organization says.

Related NC Governor's School Articles:
Accused Gov. School teacher escapes charges
CJ: Gay seminar teacher investigated
CJ: Gay seminar upsets parents


(2.14.06) Gay Seminar Teacher Investigated
RALEIGH A co-teacher of a controversial seminar on homosexuality at last year's taxpayer-funded Governor's School is under investigation in Forsyth County for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.


(1.30.06) Gay Seminar Upsets Parents
RALEIGH Parents of a high school student who attended the taxpayer-funded Governor's School of North Carolina are upset that the program included, without their prior knowledge, a seminar that promoted homosexuality.