This sounds like a satirical headline, But, no, it isn't. The story is true; the school is really there - and at a cost of $3.2 million real dollars.
This has to be the dumbest idea since prohibition. What were they thinking? We never thought of New York as having an excess of political correctness. Or is it an excess of Queer Eye or Boy Meets Boy?
Establishing the Harvey Milk High School runs counter to the general trend toward mainstreaming. But supporters of the school for gay students "are very proud to have them here in a safe, nurturing environment" Apparently, the purpose of the separate school is to create an alternative for students who may be emotionally abused by other students.
Are the school officials "shocked" that there may be some abuse by teen age peers? How about short people, nerds, fat kids, ugly girls, clumsy kids? Shall we establish schools for each offended group?
And it may well be questioned that this school is of lasting benefit to its gay pupils. Not only does it remove them from a diverse environment, and deprive the school system of some diversity, but also it takes away the opportunities for the gay students to learn how to cope with the real world.
Separate but equal?