A new fifth grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary is asking students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom. Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack sent the request home in a letter to parents headlined "About Mx. Bressack." “... my pronouns are ´they, them, their´ instead of ´he, his, she, hers.´ I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural,” the letter reads, “but students catch on pretty quickly.” The letter also asks that students use “Mx.," (pronounced ´Mix´) when addressing the teacher rather than Mr. or Ms. The note alarmed some parents. In a post written Tuesday night in the Facebook group
Comments: Elementary school teacher sends home a note announcing that she´s mentally ill, and the school principal says he´s in full support. Only some parents are alarmed, if not up in arms?
If I had a child in her class I would pull him or her out. The job of a Teacher is to PREPARE a Student to go out into the world. To PREPARE them to succeed in the Workplace. To succeed in being a Parent. WHY in the world should this person teach what SHE thinks is proper. She should be FIRED and someone who follows a Lesson Plan should replace her.
This nonsense surely wastes taxpayer monies - the ´teachers´ are supposed to be covering reading, writing and arithmetic over and over until the children can perform them well. I don´t add American history since these leftard chimps don´t know the correct version.
The left has won. Our culture and our country have lost. It only gets worse from here on out. Is there any ´leadership´ speaking out about this Marxist clap trap? No. I didn´t think so. Anarchy is what the left wants. And they have succeeded without firing a shot. Well, not as many shots (mostly at the cops) as you would have thought it would have taken. And what better way for them to succeed than to inculcate our schools full of young minds full of mush. We are toast. America is toast. Now its Amerika, waiting to be nuked.
If she´s concerned that all students feel comfortable and have a place to be themselves in her classroom, then I´m sure she´ll be fine with students using the pronouns their parents prefer they use. Right? And the Principal will equally be fine with the students doing what they´re comfortable with even if it´s he/she, him/her. Right?
I´m a woman who used to be a guy, (that´s another story, but put in here for context) This "teacher" is a total bonehead and most likely one of those pushy liberal looser types, who insist (demand) that in the name of diversity you do as they say. I say they give a very bad name to the rest of my community. Their actions and demands are so very far over the mark. Pull out your children and go to another school.
Because #9 that is what has been happening since Carter created the Dept. of Education, the unions were allowed control of the teachers and tenure. The Dept. of Education should be dismantled, the unions shown the door and tenure cancelled. That would be a start.
Canopy Oaks Elementary teacher is capturing the vocabulary in an effort to take over the language. I hope she rots in hellll. And the enabling principal along with her in the hottest corner of the after-life.
Hilarious. In Lambert´s quote supporting the teacher, he uses ´she and ´her´ about half a dozen times in direct conflict with what they wants. And so this one teacher has engineered the bastardization of the previous sentence. You see - it´s not enough to prefer a custom handle to suit your innermost comfort levels, one must change the language and impressionable minds as well. So let Mx Bressack be addressed as such, and in other contexts as simply Mx. Leave the language alone. As #1 points out - the other words have inappropriate meanings when referring to mx.
As noted earlier, the PC principal doesn´t even know how to address "they" properly.
It will never "feel" natural because it´s NOT natural. Imagine being a child with a learning disability struggling to learn in a classroom where the teacher demands to be referred to as "they." It´s shocking that we´ve reached a point in this country where the wants of the teacher trump the needs of the children.
WHY must normal people genuflect to the dysfunctional among us? Why do some demand special treatment for the dysfunctional? Are they more equal that the rest of us? How about: just STOP telling normal people how to act, how to feel and how to think. STOP it. It´s either XX or XY. Don´t like it? That´s YOUR problem ... don´t make it MINE.
I reject Mx. I might accept "it." But #4, I don´t accept that premise, although I agree that it feels that way sometimes. The public schools are losing more and more students each year. parents are wising up to what is going on in the public schools and they don´t like it. The ps district here has not had a bond issue pass in nine years. Meanwhile a charter school, that just stated 5 years ago, has already built a $5 mil HS. Last year the the district went all out on it´s requests and asked for a whopping $300 mil bond and asked if the community would not approve that at least pass an $11 mil for raises and bonuses, then hired an expensive PR firm to sell it. Both went down in flames. That sort of thing has been going on all over the country. There is a reason for the online school, charter schools the demand for school vouchers, the home schooling. Take heart elect the right people to the Bd of Ed. It may not be visible but it is happening all over the country. There is a reason you see more of this coming from the ps, that´s all that is left at the ps. The good people are getting their children out of there.
I always wondered about the "female" history teacher I had in 11th grade. Looked like a guy, with a heavy beard (clean shaven, but that Homer Simpson look) and wore a mumu type rig every day. Angry, mean sort of person. I was happy to only spend half a year in that school. Never did figure "her" out, definitely looked like pi**ed off hairy guy in a dress. This would have been in middle 60s.
There are really some strange people out there running loose.
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