Skip to comments.Students who refuse to affirm transgender classmates face punishment
Posted on 02/21/2013 3:13:14 PM PST by GeronL
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 students gender identity on face value.
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.
According to the Dept. of Education, transgender students are those whose assigned birth sex does not match their internalized sense of their gender.
They said gender nonconforming students range in the ways in which they identify as male, female, some combination of both, or neither.
(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...
Under the state guidelines, the girl would have no recourse, Beckwith said.
And if the girl continued to complain she could be subjected to discipline for not affirming that students gender identity choice, he told Fox News.
It should not be tolerated and can be grounds for student discipline, the directive states.
We are soooooo finished.
Whilst reading this article I kept looking back to see if it was really written by John Semmens.
Here is another reason to home school.
The Educationists are overstepping a lot of bounds there. I would imagine the state will go bankrupt over this one.
First, WTF ! Interesting thing, UC Santa Cruz already has co-ed bathrooms. But with P.C. if any guy makes any kind of move on a female there would be hell to pay with the P.C. police !
An opportunity to groom a pervert while as a kid. On bathroom fixtures - stalls and urinals, I like to have an empty fixture between myself and a different guy.
> For example a fifth grade girl might feel uncomfortable using the restroom if there is an eighth grade transgendered boy in the next stall.
Mass. should just cut to the chase and outlaw testicles.
Liberal PC encourages kids to have sex like sluts
They will hand out whistles and hold counseling classes for the perps
Stan: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.
the girl who complains would get punished!!
The world has gone totally crazy, especially in institutes of higher learning.
Friggin fags and mental cases are now running America’s colleges.
“The world has gone totally crazy, especially in institutes of higher learning. Crazy. Friggin fags and mental cases are now running Americas colleges.”
It has spread into government, and like affirmative action, will soon dominate the private sector.
Rush was reporting it as "the gender with which they identify that day".
lol! good one
Any parent that puts their kids in the hands of the depraved apparatchiks in the socialist government schools is either too stupid to know what goes on there or just doesn't like their kids very much.
now they are punishing children who do not conform, this was never ever about tolerance
Yeah, just wait until some enterprising adolescent/teenage boy (or rather a whole bunch of them) figures out the loophole in the rule, self-identifies as a “male lesbian” and demands to hang out in the girls locker room.
Those who do not accept the new doublethink definitions of girls and boys will be referred to Miniluv for reeducation and Room 101 if necessary.