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Real-life lesson when he returns to teach as a she Sex change at Mendham school
Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.02.05 | JOHN WIHBEY

Posted on 08/02/2005 1:41:35 PM PDT by Coleus

A teacher at Mountain View Middle School in Mendham Borough left his classroom in June as a man, and plans to return to school next month as a woman.

Some parents and teachers have accepted teacher Kerri McCaffrey's decision to embrace his feminine identity and undergo gender reassignment surgery. A few others have concerns about whether middle school-age children should have to deal with such issues.

McCaffrey said she can't imagine why she wouldn't come back to school.

"I just want to be Kerri McCaffrey, a great teacher like I've always been," said the 41-year-old language arts teacher. "I'm a good influence on children, and I've dedicated my life to them."

After struggling with her identity since the age of the 7, marrying and becoming a parent of two, and teaching for 12 years, McCaffrey underwent gender reassignment surgery in February and returned to school wearing a jacket and tie to avoid disruption, she said.

"If I came out with this in February, I wouldn't have been able to teach because it would have caused such a commotion," McCaffrey said. "I could not be selfish and hurt the kids in the middle of the year."

The summer, she decided, would be a good transition period for students and parents to hear about the surgery, get answers and accept it. But McCaffrey, who grew up in Madison as Herb McCaffrey and lives near Mendham Borough, said she has tried to stay low key these past few months.

"I didn't think it was fair to run into people in town who knew me as Herb, as a Little League coach, just weeks after I did this," she said.

Superintendent Janie Edmunds said she could not comment specifically about McCaffrey because personnel issues and medical issues are involved.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: children; deviant; education; freak; freaks; glesn; glsen; heshe; homosexualagenda; it; juniorhigh; mendham; middleschool; morriscounty; perversion; publicschools; queers; schoolchildren; schools; students; teacher; teachers; transgendered
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1 posted on 08/02/2005 1:41:36 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
"Hey teacher, leave them kids alone

All n all, you're just another brick in the wall"

2 posted on 08/02/2005 1:44:51 PM PDT by Mister_Diddy_Wa_Diddy
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To: Coleus

You still have a "Y" chromosome? Then you're still a guy, regardless of the physical (or mental) plumbing. You just have a lot of aspects of your life that you are too cowardly to deal with.


3 posted on 08/02/2005 1:45:29 PM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Coleus

He ( will always be a he ) should be in the least sent to another school and be under contractual obligation to never divulge his surgery.

I for one do not want him using the same facilities my kids are using when the teacher bathroom is closed or whatever.


4 posted on 08/02/2005 1:46:06 PM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: Coleus

"gender reassignment"

Is that what they are calling it these days?


5 posted on 08/02/2005 1:46:31 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: Coleus

As if middle-schoolers don't already have enough issues and hormonal problems without having to try to understand this.

I can't imagine having this kind of ammo as a teen-age male. We used to only have the nasty old Helen Thomas looking school counsellor who tended to sit spread-legged in the cafeteria.


6 posted on 08/02/2005 1:53:44 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Coleus

Interesting the way the writer keeps referring to Mcaffrey (sp?)as "her" instead of "it". The least the school district could've done was assign this buttboy to another school. But they leave him in place in the name of diversity and as an example to students that it's OK to get the plumbing fixed.


7 posted on 08/02/2005 1:54:14 PM PDT by kimosabe31
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To: Coleus

Anyone that f-ed up in the head has no business being around children at any time for any reason.


8 posted on 08/02/2005 1:56:37 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Free Michael Graham!)
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To: Coleus
After struggling with her identity since the age of the 7

This person has far too many personal issues to be a good influence on children.

9 posted on 08/02/2005 2:00:32 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Coleus

If these middle-school kids are like the ones I went to school with back when it was called junior high, that teacher is probably going to suffer.

During the three years I was there, two teachers had nervous breakdowns and had to quit their jobs. The home ec room had a little windowed room that looked out into the hallway where the teacher displayed our "creations", and she would continually get locked inside.

Look out, Miz McCaffrey.


10 posted on 08/02/2005 2:01:15 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (As long as Dean's the head of the D-N-C, it just looks better for the G-O-P!!)
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To: One Proud Dad; neverdem
He ( will always be a he ) >>>

right about that, I think medical researchers already proved that by doing PET scans and MRI's of the brain, they found out there are significant differences between males and females regarding the size of certain parts/anatomy of the brain and the areas of activity measured in certain parts of the brain. Now his brain will be putting out pituitary hormones to stimulate testosterone production only to find out there is nothing there to produce.
11 posted on 08/02/2005 2:06:02 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus
Hey, this is funny stuff!!!

Oh wait, it's real?

12 posted on 08/02/2005 2:07:12 PM PDT by gamarob1
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To: Coleus

This is a reflection of our culture that accepts everything as equal and normal. How did this person ever get into a profession that requires contact with kids? What a messed up person.


13 posted on 08/02/2005 2:07:18 PM PDT by DuckFan4ever (Neoconservatism is here to stay.)
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To: jsh3180

No child should have do deal with the mental problems of it's teachers, for it is just too much to ask.


14 posted on 08/02/2005 2:08:44 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: Coleus

My lord, this is positivly where I draw the line. This kind of crap just can not be normalized.


15 posted on 08/02/2005 2:10:36 PM PDT by riri
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To: DuckFan4ever
This is a reflection of our culture that accepts everything as equal and normal.  >>>
 
It sure is, it's all over the news.
 
 

16 posted on 08/02/2005 2:15:45 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Coleus; little jeremiah; latina4dubya
Bump and ping.

This presents a difficult position for the kids and is yet another reason to homeschool.

17 posted on 08/02/2005 2:21:41 PM PDT by scripter (Let temporal things serve your use, but the eternal be the object of your desire.)
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To: digger48
the nasty old Helen Thomas looking school counsellor who tended to sit spread-legged in the cafeteria.

Well there goes my lunch.

18 posted on 08/02/2005 2:26:59 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (I'm sick and tired of being sicked and tired!)
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To: Coleus

If you really want to know who's going to be messed up, it's his two children. My mother was a teacher, and she had to deal with kids who saw "dad" become "auntie". It SEVERELY screws up the child's head!


19 posted on 08/02/2005 2:29:53 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: riri

This 'teacher' is so wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. Wrong.


20 posted on 08/02/2005 2:49:40 PM PDT by aaronbeth (Our freedom was won from the barrel of a gun.)
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To: aaronbeth
This 'teacher' is so wrong. Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong. Wrong."

You're nothing but an intolerant meanie! This is an excellent opportunity to teach the kids it is never okay to judge somebody.

/PC

21 posted on 08/02/2005 2:57:27 PM PDT by T.Smith
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To: T.Smith

Color me evil. Still, I'd never let a person like that near my dog,much less teach my kids.


22 posted on 08/02/2005 3:00:37 PM PDT by aaronbeth (Our freedom was won from the barrel of a gun.)
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To: aaronbeth

If my child were in this person's class I'm pretty sure I would be paying a visit to the administration. Absent any satisfactory recourse I would be forced to use this as an opportunity to reinforce to my children the lesson that some people are just screwed up in the head.


23 posted on 08/02/2005 3:03:47 PM PDT by T.Smith
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To: Coleus

I think it's appalling that this kind of stuff is given a veneer of normalcy by people like this writer.

Set aside the religious/moral issues for one moment. Wanting to cut off a part of your body and mutilate it in other ways is a sign of MENTAL ILLNESS. And yet we have psychiatrists, doctors, and journalists encouraging this stuff. Madness.



24 posted on 08/02/2005 3:13:15 PM PDT by SpringheelJack
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To: Theresawithanh

> If these middle-school kids are like the ones I went to school with back when it was called junior high, that teacher is probably going to suffer.

That sounds about right. We gave our respect to teachers whom we respected...


25 posted on 08/02/2005 3:35:04 PM PDT by cloud8
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To: Coleus

"I could not be selfish and hurt the kids in the middle of the year."

Your kids, you mean? Oh wait, they don't matter as much.


26 posted on 08/02/2005 3:57:20 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Coleus

"Hi - I am your teacher and I am a self mutilated freak. You have reached childhood's end. Welcome to the nightmare...."

Yet another reason for home schooling!


27 posted on 08/02/2005 3:58:11 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the"and Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: thoughtomator
He may have been fine as long as he kept his confusion to himself. As soon as he came public with it, he put his issues before everything else. The same considerations apply to boy-scout leaders. There may have been many fine leaders who were a great influence and just wanted to help that the world never knew were gay. As soon as their 'orientation' becomes known, so does their priority.
28 posted on 08/02/2005 4:00:42 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Coleus
"After ... marrying and becoming a parent of two"

"I'm a good influence on children, and I've dedicated my life to them"

Talk about BS, oxymorons, and doubletalk. This guy's children are DEVASTATED, I'm sure, that their father not only wanted to be a woman but had surgery to become one. I'd say that's proof positive that this guy is a horrible influence on children.

I've known a few adults whose fathers "came out" in the 1980s or 1990s, left the mothers, and declared they were gay. These adult children were basically devastated.

It would be even worse if the father told them he was surgically becoming a woman.

This is all about the glorification of perversion, pure and simple.

29 posted on 08/02/2005 4:08:05 PM PDT by tom h
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To: Coleus
A person's sex cannot be changed. He will simply be a mutilated male cross-dresser. By this reasoning, if some of us who feel we have the mind of a young person in an old body, we should be able to change our age - at least after we've had plastic surgery that makes us look younger.
30 posted on 08/02/2005 4:14:04 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Coleus
Some people believe this type of person to be mentally deranged.

Having them around young children probably could send some of their parents into a frenzy.

Many other parents, though, will just lean back and suck on a doobie imported from BC.

31 posted on 08/02/2005 4:26:25 PM PDT by muawiyah (/ hey coach do I gotta' put in that "/sarcasm " thing again?)
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To: muawiyah
Some people believe this type of person to be mentally deranged.

OK class everyone raise your hands, see mine is raised too. Now how many of you know what sex you are, if you do put your hands down. See mine is still raised? Oh and so are some of yours. Thats good. This is a time of discovery for us all. In this class we are not going to discuss mathematics, or science, or english. All I want to talk about is how I finally have clothes on that seem right....(/sar)

32 posted on 08/02/2005 4:32:42 PM PDT by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: Coleus

"He" is still a "he".

"He" is voluntary amputee with severe mental problems (and a freakish ability to properly accessorize), but still a "he".


33 posted on 08/02/2005 6:26:42 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: Coleus

Wow, I guess they have to tear up one of the scripts for next season's South Park.


34 posted on 08/02/2005 6:30:00 PM PDT by ExcelJockey
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To: ElkGroveDan
the nasty old Helen Thomas looking school counsellor who tended to sit spread-legged in the cafeteria.

Well there goes my lunch.

Warped me for life, man,.....warped me for life

35 posted on 08/02/2005 6:53:03 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Little Pig

You still have a "Y" chromosome? >>

He will always be a male. What kind now, who knows?


36 posted on 08/03/2005 1:39:47 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: agrace

you sure you don't want to come back to NJ????


49 posted on 02/23/2006 12:41:24 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Born Conservative; DaveLoneRanger; 2Jedismom; StarCMC

ping


50 posted on 02/23/2006 12:42:17 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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