Transgender mania threatens to invade every part of society. A Florida elementary school teacher is now at risk of being fired after she sent a letter to students’ parents demanding that she be addressed by gender-neutral pronouns.
Canopy Oaks Elementary School parents were disgusted when they received the disturbing letter. The offending teacher, Chloe Bressacks, teaches fifth grade. Her students are still children. They’re far too young to be confronted with alternative gender politics.
“One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender-neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix),” Bressacks’ letter reads. “Additionally, my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.'”
Fifth-grade students won’t be able to understand why they have to address their teacher with plural pronouns. They, them, and their mean something specific. She’s going to confuse her students by insisting on something so odd.
“I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural, but in my experience students catch on pretty quickly. We’re not going for perfection, just making an effort,” the note continues. “My priority is for all my students to be comfortable in my classroom and have a space where they can be themselves while learning.”
The parents had a different idea. The majority felt that Bressacks was being wildly inappropriate. She can be addressed however she wants when she’s not working. She’s a government employee whose job it is to mold young minds. She shouldn’t be injecting pro-LGBTQ politics into her classroom.
“My practice in addressing my students is to refer to them by their personal pronouns, be they ‘he, she, or they,'” Bressack defended herself Thursday.
“We work together to create a positive environment of respect and understanding. I understand that students will not always address me in the way I prefer, and that is okay. We keep moving with a smile and continue on with our learning. In our classroom, our learning and our well-being is the priority.”
Clearly, a talk with school officials dampened her enthusiasm for gender-neutral pronouns. Canopy Oaks at first timidly supported their controversial teacher, but their opinion quickly changed as the outrage built.
“As the principal of Canopy Oaks I can assure you that students throughout our school are greeted and responded to in the same way no matter which class they are in,” Principal Paul Lambert said.
“We support her preference in how she’s addressed, we certainly do. I think a lot of times it might be decided that there is an agenda there, because of her preference – I can tell you her only agenda is teaching math and science at the greatest level she can.”
That was the school’s original statement. Parents, however, weren’t satisfied. Their children were violated. Families had to explain gender to their confused children. Teachers, particularly those who instruct very young children, need to be careful to avoid indoctrinating their charges.
Within days, the school had changed its mind.
“This afternoon I had an open conversation with Teacher Bressack. Given the complexity of the issue, we both agreed a different environment would be best for Teacher Bressack’s educational career and for the young students at Canopy Oaks,” Superintendent Rocky Hanna said in a statement.
“I respect the courage Chloe has shown through this ordeal and I am confident Teacher Bressack will do wonderful work with students in the adult basic education program. Although not easy, I honestly believe this change is best for everyone involved.”
Parents can breathe a sigh of relief. Their students are safe. The task of educating young minds should only be entrusted to people who understand basic anatomy.