A recently approved Minnesota Department of Education “toolkit” instructs schools to segregate and isolate students who disagree or are concerned with sharing a restroom or locker room with a transgender student.
Last Wednesday, the Minnesota DOE approved a new toolkit for schools called “Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students.” The toolkit describes how to deal with students who object the new policies.
The following is from the toolkit page 10
-Privacy objections raised by a student in interacting with a transgender or gender nonconforming student may be addressed by segregating the student raising the objection provided that the action of the school officials does not result in stigmatizing the transgender and gender nonconforming student.
-Any student who wishes not to share a restroom with a transgender or gender nonconforming student can be provided a private space such as a single-user restroom.
-Coaches should consider how they can utilize privacy curtains, restrooms and separate changing schedules to provide for privacy for all students.
-At times, any student may have specific needs for privacy and the school make arrangements based on that student’s.
Segregation, in and of itself, is peer pressure upon a student who disagrees with the transgender student. The school system is practically forcing segregation onto students who disagree with the acceptance of a mentally ill child.
In addition, there is nothing in the toolkit that even addresses the probability of a young male student, claiming to be a female based on maligned ideas, entering the girl’s locker room, and harassing the girls. To make matters even worse if a female has a problem with the above scenario, she is “segregated.”
But that’s not all, teachers be warned, if you use the “incorrect pronoun or incorrect name” of a transgender student, you could be violating Federal Law.
The toolkit continues; “In an effort for inclusivity, schools may wish to consider revisiting existing traditions or establishing new traditions,” the kit states. “For example, instead of electing a homecoming king and homecoming queen, some schools have chosen to nominate ‘prom ambassadors,’ ‘homecoming court’ or ‘homecoming royalty.’ At the University of Minnesota, for example, the titles of homecoming king and queen have been replaced with the title ‘Homecoming Royalty’ and students selected as royalty will now be called ‘royals.’”
However, according to John Helmberger, CEO of the Minnesota Family Council, the toolkit will most likely be dismissed because not once did the document address the concerns of the majority of students or the “concerns of gender-conforming students and parents.”
Regardless of the probable dismissal, the toolkit lays bare the transgender agenda, accept it or be segregated from society. At what point did a mental illness begin to define the whole of American culture?