Teacher suspended for science
Science no longer allowed in school.
A Virginia elementary school gym teacher who told the school board he would not “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa” has since been placed on administrative leave.
During the Tuesday Loudoun County school board meeting, Byron “Tanner” Cross said he could not, in accordance with his religious beliefs, tell students who are biological boys that they are girls.
Re: Teacher suspended for science
Too bad the teacher made a religious argument out of his situation when he could simply have stood up against the incongruity of the stated rule itself:
“LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record,” the policy reads. “School staff shall… use the name and pronoun that correspond to their gender identity.”
There should not be one rule for the school itself, and another for the staff. If the kid is officially recorded as a boy named Jim, then it should not be required of the teacher to call him by any other name. Normally, that information is likely established by a birth certificate and/or other legal documents when the child is first enrolled in the school. If the parents want to legally change that information, then they should do so via proper channels, and update the kid's enrollment. Then the record will show that Jane used to be Jim, and the kid (and teachers) should be held to whatever standard that implies. The implication that the teacher needs to take direction from the kid, or that the teacher needs to be clairvoyant, or that the teacher needs to be the judge of deeper matters of current identity fads, religious or scientific discourse, etc., is ill-founded. If this happened in our school system, I have no doubt that there would be a vast majority of parents in favor of changing the rule, keeping the teacher, and perhaps making changes in the school supervision, including perhaps the school board. I don't blame the kids at all, but I do blame those who are influencing them in their gender confusion, especially at such young ages.
Parents need to be parents.