Outcast High

A proposal high school for gay and lesbian students in Chicago has expanded its focus to all “disenfranchised” students and changed “Pride” to “Solidarity” in its name.

“While the school will be open to all students, its special mission will be to provide a haven where students can feel safe and valued for who they are,” reads the mission statement of the proposed school.

Some feared the original idea would segregate gay and lesbian students and suggest that they don’t belong in mainstream high schools.  I wonder what mix of students will enroll, assuming the school is approved.

Update: School organizers will take another year to develop the proposal for the school, which they hope will open in 2010.

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