Children are no longer to be referred to as “boys and girls.”
Now, they are “scholars.”
Because it’s more inclusive.
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….
“Schools should not assume a student’s name or pronoun,” the toolkit states. “School officials should ask the student and use the requested name and pronouns.”…
If a teacher calls a child by the wrong pronoun, he could violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, according to the guide.
Teachers also should avoid calling grade school children “boys and girls,” because the phrase is not “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.”….