Watch out — transgender studies may be coming to an elementary school near you.
At least, it is for public schools in Minnesota. It’s at the very beginnings, and is quite subtle, but it’s a very slippery slope when you throw children into the mix.
Free Beacon reports:
A “transgender toolkit” for public schools in Minnesota advises teachers to call children “scholars” instead of boys and girls.
The guidelines were approved Wednesday by the “School Safety Technical Assistance Council” and will be distributed to Kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and charter schools throughout the state. The toolkit attempts to “ensure a safe and supportive transition” for children becoming a different gender at school.
The toolkit allows for boys who identify as girls to use the girls’ bathroom, and tells teachers to ask kids what their “preferred pronouns” are.
“When students are referred to by the wrong pronoun by peers or school staff, students may feel intimidated, threatened, harassed or bullied,” the toolkit states. “School staff can ensure a more respectful environment for all students when efforts are made to correct the misuse of pronouns, as well as names, in student records.”
If a teacher calls a child by the wrong pronoun, he could violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, according to the guide.
Calling kids ‘boys and girls’ is not allowed because it isn’t inclusive.
“Teachers could address students as ‘students’ and ‘scholars’ to be inclusive as opposed to ‘boys and girls,’” the guide states.
Other tips include not picking a homecoming or prom king and queen—instead students should nominate “prom ambassadors,” “homecoming court,” or “homecoming royalty.”
The department explains, “Language around gender is evolving.”
“Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools” is a curriculum created by far-left groups. It states that “age and maturity” should “never be a basis for denying a transgender student an opportunity to transition in a safe and supportive environment.” Basically, no one is too young to receive information about transgender issues.
The guidebook also advises that students can use the restroom of their choice. The department suggests that school officials should segregate students who feel uncomfortable by a biological boy who identifies as a girl joining the girls’ locker room.
“Privacy objections raised by a student in interacting with a transgender or gender nonconforming student may be addressed by segregating the student raising the objection provided that the action of the school officials does not result in stigmatizing the transgender and gender nonconforming student,” the toolkit states.
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