Dispute breaks out in school over trans education
A dispute has broken out between two groups of parents at a California school over the education of trans issues.
A kindergarten teacher gave a lesson on transgender people as she has a trans student in her class.
Part of the lesson was reading two books about transgender people for her students.
The books, including “I am Jazz”, are child-friendly.
However, some parents have hit out at the teacher’s decision to talk about gender identity to their children sparking a meeting of the school board.
It comes after parents claim that their children came home confused and upset by the books that the teacher read.
Chelsea Mcquistan, one parent, told Sacramento CBS: “The kindergarteners came home very confused about whether you could pick your gender whether or not they really were a boy or a girl.”
A different parent said in the meeting: “I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and her family.”
“These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” said Karen England.
A third added: “My daughter went home crying, shaking, afraid she could turn into a boy.”
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