...the students might be able to watch the process. From thetuscaloosanews.com:
The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education is considering changing its policies against discrimination and harassment to include students and employees who change genders or wear clothing of the opposite sex.
In a four-hour meeting held Thursday evening at Westlawn Middle School, the board heard from school board attorney Dave Ryan. He explained why the board should add “gender nonconformity” to the list of classes — race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, etc. — that are protected in the school systems anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.
Ryan cited a case in Atlanta in which a male employee of the Georgia Assembly's Office of Legislative Counsel was fired in 2007 for wearing women's clothing to work. According to case files, the employee wore women's clothes to work because he was planning a sex change operation and part of that process is dressing like the opposite sex before the operation.
Ryan said the employee sued and the district court ruled in the employee's favor.
As a result of the case, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, which Alabama is a part of, ruled on Dec. 11, 2011, that a state agency cannot discriminate against a person for gender nonconformity.
“Prior to this case, gender non-conformity was never recognized as a protected class,” Ryan said. “When this opinion came out, it changed the law. So we have to go back and change our policies to reflect that.”
No one objected to the possible policy changes.
Maybe that's why the schools need to introduce sex education classes in kindergarten. This has been an issue the current Federal Administration has been pushing, and the President has been supporting sex education from kindergarten since he was a state Senator.
Will these "gender nonconformity" policies make our students globally and STEM competitive? What is the primary goal of public education?