Elementary School Teacher Under Fire for Encouraging Gender Neutrality in the Classroom

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September 22, 2017Sep 22, 2017

Politics surrounding the topics of transgenderism and gender neutralism have become a hot, controversial subject, especially following the Trump administration’s actions against these issues. Earlier this year, Trump withdrew the Obama administration’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice in public schools.

On the other hand, Chicago Public schools forced students to address transgender kids and staff with gender-neutral pronouns to avoid consequences in a 2016 changed policy, according to Breitbart. A related controversial issue regarding transgenderism came into the public eye, taking place in a Florida elementary school.

Local news sources reported that a fifth-grade math and science teacher, Chloe Bressack, sent a letter to parents, explaining that she uses gender-neutral pronouns. As expected, some of the parents were concerned and made phone calls to the school; one parent even posted a photo of the letter on Facebook, asking other parents’ thoughts.

The letter reads, ““One thing you should know about me is that I use gender-neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.'”

She continued, “I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural, but in my experience, students catch on pretty quickly...My priority is for all my students to be comfortable in my classroom and have a space where they can be themselves while learning.”

The school reportedly supported Bressack’s preference, despite parent’s concerns. Following the story making nationwide headlines, Bressack did issue a public apology for the confusion, Tallahassee Democrat reported. See a picture of the letter below.

 

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