No matter what your score, I wanted to make the point that for the most part, students are not given the opportunity to discuss important issues, concepts, and personalities related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues in the required curriculum in the K-12 classrooms of the United States.
In Wisconsin as well as in many other states, in order to become a teacher in grades 6 through 12, it is necessary to undergo courses in teacher training. Under Scott's proposal this notion was set on its head, since it provided that those hoping to become teachers did not need to take any college-level teacher-training courses.
Teachers need not be researchers to contribute to their profession. By participating in networks of like-minded educators -- implementing, continuously improving and communicating about practical approaches intended to improve outcomes of proven approaches -- they play an essential role in the improvement of their profession.