'''You have to look at whether or not you isolate and segregate children. A holistic approach has always been to have children of all different backgrounds in schools. When you start isolating children and you say, 'Only 50 percent here, 40 percent here' -- same thing we went through with the disabled -- then you want to do that when they're adults.''
Mayor Richard Daley expressing concerns about a instituting a School for Social Justice Pride Campus, a public high school that was to serve hundreds of students in a gay-friendly & -supportive atmosphere. (Chicago Sun Times)
"There's no doubt there's violence and bullying of gay kids and something has to be done, but segregating them is not the answer. It doesn't stop bullying at other schools. And if a kid is different and the object of scorn or bullying, instead of addressing it, the teacher might say, 'Send him to homo high.'''
Rick Garcia of Equality Illinois echoing the Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's thoughts about plans for a gay-friendly high school in that city. (Chicago Sun Times)