Education Department Creating Guidelines For Schools With Transgender Students


HAS BEEN RESTORED. THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WILL APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE MINNESOTA SUPREME COURT. THE DEBATE OVER HOW SCHOOLS SHOULD HANDLE TRANSGENDER STUDENTS GOT HEATED THIS AFTERNOON. THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CREATED GUIDELINES FOR THE STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THIS AFTERNOON SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF THE PROPOSED TRANSGENDER TOOLKIT AS IT IS KNOWN WENT TO A MEETING TO SHARE THEIR OPINIONS. AS ANGELA DAVIS REPORTS, EACH SIDE HAS SOME STRONG VIEWS. Reporter: THE ISSUE OF FINDING THE BEST WAY TO INTERACT WITH TRANSGENDER STUDENTS IS SO SENSITIVE THAT EVEN A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT TRIGGERS HIGH EMOTION. ESPECIALLY AMONG THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES. THE TIMES I CRY ABOUT THE MOST OF THE TIMES WHERE THE TEACHER DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHY MY NAME WAS IMPORTANT. WHY MY PRONOUNS WEREN’T IMPORTANT. WHY IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO FEEL SAFE IN CLASS. Reporter: MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE CAME TO A MEETING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS PUT TOGETHER A TOOLKIT THAT MANY FAMILIES, PARENTS, MOMS AND DADS AND STUDENTS ARE CONCERNED THREATENS THE BODILY PRIVACY OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS BY ALLOWING MIXED SEX ACCESS INTO WOMEN’S AND MEN’S ONLY SPACES LIKE LOCKER ROOMS. Reporter: OTHERS BELIEVE THIS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO PREVENT BULLYING. GENDER NONCONFORMING STUDENTS ARE STRUGGLING IN MINNESOTA AND WE HAVE EVIDENCE THAT PROVIDES US WITH THAT INFORMATION. Reporter: DAVID IS A PARENT OF A TRANSGENDER CHILD IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. TEACHERS ARE USUALLY PRETTY GREAT AND KIDS ARE REALLY GREAT BUT WHEN THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, OR IF THEY HAVE NOT ENCOUNTERED A STUDENT LIKE THIS BEFORE, SOME KIND OF SCARY THINGS START HAPPENING. Reporter: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LEADERS SAY THE DOCUMENT IS A RESOURCE NOT A SET OF REQUIRED POLICIES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS. ANGELA DAVIS, WCCO 4 NEWS. WITHIN THE LAST HOUR EDUCATION LEADERS VOTED TO

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  1. Stupid! OK if these nut jobs are this so called transgendered bull. , then one would think they would want to be called male or female.

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