Good. The rush to political correctness, whatever the issue, without parental involvement, has got to be stopped. In the case of schools it involves allowing anyone who “identifies” in a certain way to have access to locker rooms, bathrooms and other sex-segregated facilities.
Parents must remain involved in every action by a school. We are now at a point where presuming adults involved in the system will be doing the right thing is a mistake.
After facing significant resistance from parents, a school board in Northern Virginia has decided to temporarily suspend the implementation of new regulations for accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students.
“Fairfax County Public Schools will keep handling transgender student matters with privacy and dignity in the way they always have…case-by-case, which is exactly what we wanted them to do in the first place,” Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz told The Daily Signal.
The decision, announced in a press release Tuesday, came after the Fairfax County Public School Board held an “extensive” closed-door meeting to discuss new guidelines that the school board quietly released on July 1.
The guidelines, which would allow transgender and gender nonconforming students to use locker rooms, bathrooms, and other sex-segregated facilities based on their gender identity, caused a rift among parents in the affluent Virginia suburb.
The Fairfax County School Board voted in May 2015 to include gender identity under the district’s nondiscrimination policy. While the policy will remain in effect, regulations clarifying how the policy will apply to showers, locker rooms, sports teams, and other areas is temporarily on hold.
We’re witnessing acts that are so blatantly insane and destructive that it’s absurd to even have to have this conversation. One point that seems particularly obvious and egregious in this case is that, in accommodating the obsessive demands for “safe spaces” and the like, we end up in converting what used to be truly essential safe spaces — restrooms and locker rooms — into overtly unsafe spaces…that is, into hunting grounds for sexual deviants and predators. And then we “correct” any victimized child who dares say aloud that she has been mistreated. This is evil, done by the people’s representatives in the name of the people. The political leaders and bureaucrats that perpetrate this abuse upon the children of the heartland are sex criminals, and they should be treated as such.
And right next door in West Virginia, this is happening:
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