A stubborn educator of ten years was one of the speakers among the hundreds at the Loudoun Country government-funded (Public) educational committee in Northern Virginia as it was ready to decide on its new transgender policy following the entry of new state laws.
The board deferred its vote until Wednesday in the wake of hearing more than 150 individuals from the public for over 4 hours on Tuesday.
The educator being referred to, Laura Morris, said she had been a teacher for a very long time and she just quit her place of employment in front of the educational committee before the decision on the new transgender policy.
Ms. Morris said: “working yet again with the school division that despite its shiny tech and flashy salary, promotes political ideologies that do not square with who I am as a believer in Christ.”
According to the policy that transgender children ought to be permitted to: “Use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their consistently asserted gender identity,” with the staff having to respect their wishes.
“Staff or students who intentionally and persistently refuse to respect a student’s gender identity by using the wrong name and gender pronoun are in violation of this policy,” the new guidelines state.
And under the policy, students will also be allowed to use bathrooms and changing rooms that “correspond to their consistently asserted gender identity” and staff should “take steps to designate gender-inclusive or single-user restrooms commensurate with the size of the school”.
“All school mental health professionals shall complete training on topics relating to LGBTQ+ students, including procedures for preventing and responding to bullying, harassment, and discrimination based on gender identity/expression.”
Yet, Ms. Morris wasn’t ready by any means…
While crying she said: “You’ve made your point. You no longer value me, or many other teachers you’ve employed in this county. So since my contract outlines the power that you have over my employment in Loudon County Public Schools, I thought it necessary to resign in front of you.”
She further added: “School board, I quit. I quit your policies, I quit your training, and I quit being a cog in a machine that tells me to push highly politicized agendas on our most vulnerable constituents – the children. I will find employment elsewhere. I encourage all parents and staff in this county to flood the private schools,”
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