Elementary indoctrination? You betcha. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
The Minnesota Department of Education is providing schools across that state with a “tool kit” for supporting “transgender and gender-nonconforming students.”
The tool kit, prepared by transgender and gay-rights advocates, urges teachers to stop using oppressive language, you know, words like “boys” and “girls,” and pronouns like “he” and “she.”
And of course the tool kit urges schools to allow students to use whichever bathroom or locker room that conforms with their gender of choice. According to the policy, they shouldn’t be isolated away in single-user bathrooms away from everyone else. No, those restrooms should be reserved for students who feel uncomfortable sharing a locker room or bathroom with a member of the opposite sex. They should be isolated instead.
In other words, Minnesota wants students and faculty to reject biological reality. It’s indoctrination, not education.
You have a right to protest. Use it. After all, what’s a suggestion this year will be a requirement in years to come.