Concern for Model Policy on Treatment of Transgender Student
In general, I oppose this proposed Model Guidance. I think it will create more problems than it solves. Anti-bulling policies are more than adequate to protect all students, including transgender students. I'm concerned that the policy only takes into account the transgender student without regard to other students legitimate (i.e. not hate filled or intolerant) discomfort with sharing bathrooms, lockers or school sponsored sleepovers with the biological opposite sex. The negative impact on girls sports teams in particular, disadvantages all girls sports gains that have been made. The policy comes from a perspective assumes the school district's concern for the student is superior to the parent's concern and is contrary to parental rights.