Several people applaud after the Anoka County school board approved the "Respectful Learning Environment" policy during a school board meeting at the Anoka County School District headquarters in Coon ... more 
Several people applaud after the Anoka County school board approved the "Respectful Learning Environment" policy during a school board meeting at the Anoka County School District headquarters in Coon Rapids, Minn. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. The new policy commits the north suburban Twin Cities district to providing "a safe and respectful learning environment for all students." It says that when contentious political, religious, social matters or economic issues come up — it does not specifically cite sexuality issues — teachers shouldn't try to persuade students to adopt particular viewpoint. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 11:15 PM EST