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What do gender nonconforming school policies look like?

Many of Washington’s school districts have nearly identical language when it comes to their “gender inclusive” policies. Several of them detail the careful process of interacting with a “gender expansive” student, first instructing the school administrators to seek out a meeting with the student to ascertain “how they would like to be addressed in class, in correspondence to the home, and at conferences with the student’s parent/guardian.” It goes on to say that their legal name should be accessible “only to necessary staff” and employees at the school will only know them by their “preferred name” – completely erasing the legal name endowed to them by their parents. The document goes on to detail how the school will carefully deceive the student’s parents, instructing employees to “adopt practices to avoid the inadvertent disclosure of the student’s transgender or gender-expansive status.” These practices are unconscionable and open the door for abuse.

For example, there is an ongoing lawsuit against a Florida school that created a “transgender support plan” for a young female student without her parents’ knowledge, asking her if she would rather room with boys on overnight field trips. Without a doubt, this places the female student at risk – all without her parents being aware of her gender transition. This is the tip of the iceberg.

Policies like these include risk not only for the “transitioning” students themselves, but for countless others as well. Many school districts include open bathroom policies as part of their “transgender/gender nonconforming policies.”

“Students will be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds to the gender identity they assert at school,” one policy reads. “No student will be required to use a restroom that conflicts with his or her gender identity. Any student—regardless of gender identity—who requests greater privacy should be given access to an alternative restroom. However, schools may not require a student to use an alternative restroom because of their transgender or gender-expansive status.”

Little does it matter to these districts that numerous young girls have been violently assaulted in their school bathrooms because of these exact policies, which allow hormonal teenage boys into female spaces – “transgender” or not. Coddling a few troubled, delusional students should not be done at the expense of female students, placing them in harm’s way.

Furthermore, many of the policies state that male students will be able to compete in female sports if it “aligns with their gender identity.” This is a direct attack on women. The “feelings” of students who are confused about their gender should not be prioritized over the education, safety, or success of healthy, well-balanced students trying their best in school. Therapy is the answer – not medical intervention, not hiding information from parents, and not unfairly disadvantaging other students.

“It is important to support with evidence what many parents know by instinct or experience: our educational system that is supposed to work with parents will often work around parents instead.” Meg Kilgannon, senior fellow for Education Studies at Family Research Council, said. “At this point, parents need to assume they will be deceived by their school if their child makes a gender identity declaration to a teacher or counselor at school.” (emphasis added)

These deceptive practices are a disgrace to the education system which once served as an honored, impartial institution, but has now become a puppet of the woke agenda. We demand change.

This blog is the second in a two part series. Find the first blog here.

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