Fit to Teach

Fit to Teach : Same-Sex Desire, Gender, and School Work in the Twentieth Century

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Jackie M. Blount offers a history of school workers in the United States who have desired persons of the same sex as well as those who have transgressed conventional gender bounds. Despite recent impressive social and political gains for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons, schools remain a zone of great vulnerability for the larger LGBT movement. This thoroughly researched, vivid, and engaging book details the largely untold story of how this state of affairs developed during the twentieth century. It also profiles some of the remarkable people who have risked their careers by brilliantly organizing for LGBT rights, openly challenging discriminatory laws and practices, and educating their communities about conditions for LGBT school workers and students alike.
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 317.52g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791462684
  • 9780791462683

About Jackie M. Blount

Jackie M. Blount is a Professor in the School of Educational Policy and Leadership at the Ohio State University and the author of Destined to Rule the Schools: Women and the Superintendency, 1873-1995, also published by SUNY Press.
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