A host of parents in a Georgia community are in an uproar over new school rules set forth by the board of education that will allow “transgered students” as young as fifth grade to use either the male or female bathrooms.
via Fox News
Parents across Massachusetts are upset over new rules that would not only allow transgender students to use their restrooms of their choice – but would also punish students who refuse to affirm or support their transgender classmates.
Last week the Massachusetts Department of Education issued directives for handling transgender students – including allowing them to use the bathrooms of their choice or to play on sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.
The 11-page directive also urged schools to eliminate gender-based clothing and gender-based activities – like having boys and girls line up separately to leave the classroom.
Schools will now be required to accept a student’s gender identity on face value.
In addition to the new changes in the school policy that was amended in an effort to not exclude students based on their gender identity, school administrators have also come up with a rather…..interesting…..definition of a transgendered student.
According to the Dept. of Education, transgender students are those whose assigned birth sex does not match their “internalized sense of their gender.”
“A student who says she is a girl and wishes to be regarded that way throughout the school day and throughout every, or almost every, other area of her life, should be respected and treated like a girl,” the guidelines stipulate.
The new rules would also prevent teachers and administrators from telling parents with which gender their child identifies.
“The policy allows students to have one gender identity at home and another at school,” he said. “And it refuses to let teachers and administrators tell parents what gender their child is at school.”
Another part of the directive that troubles parents deals with students who might feel comfortable having someone of the opposite sex in their locker room or bathroom.
The state takes those students to task – noting their discomfort “is not a reason to deny access to the transgender student.”
And any student who refuses to refer to a transgendered student by the name or sex they identify with could face punishment.
Equal rights across gender and sexuality lines for adults are one thing, but changing the institution of learning where children spend a large majority of their time is going a little far.
What do you think Bossip fam?