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Re: “N.C. Governor's School under pressure from anti-gay group

When I attended GSE in 2006, my session was 'assigned' to read Blood Done Sign My Name, a novel involving racial tension and prejudice, particularly in our region. I was a member of Tanya's reading group, and the twenty or so of us had the most amazing debates and discussions on the topic, regardless of our actually having read the book or not. :)

Although I can't write poetry for the life of me, I became interested in it and attended several poetry readings at GSE, and sometimes Tanya would be there to share some of her talent.

After reading this article, I just want to put it out there that Tanya is a skilled teacher, a cool person who owns her ideas, and isn't just a vehicle for a certain brand of agenda like this political organization makes her out to be. Like all the teachers at GSE, she challenged us to think in ways we hadn't considered before, and she never 'made' us think one way or the other.

I think that's the whole message of Governor's School right there--we'll open your mind to all kinds of exciting, happy, sad, terrifying, cool, weird ideas and YOU think whatever you like, as long as you THINK. Governor's School provided me with the best learning experience I had in high school, and Tanya's thoughts and unpressured discussions were a big part of it.

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Posted by Drummer5 on 07/03/2008 at 2:30 PM

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