Want to keep chil­dren safe? Take them out of pub­lic schools

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

I read with shocked dis­be­lief the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent ar­ti­cle of June 8 “Par­ents ex­press con­cerns over CCPS trans­gen­der pol­icy.”

If a male thinks he is a fe­male, the ap­pro­pri­ate place for him is the mad­house, not the fe­male bath­room/ locker room/shower room. Sorry, Pa­tri­cia Viara (di­rec­tor of stu­dent ser­vices), but the “gen­eral safety and com­fort of the gen­eral stu­dent pop­u­la­tion” is nowhere as im­por­tant as re­cov­er­ing san­ity. If there is any­thing to be said in sup­port of the CCPS pol­icy as de­scribed in the ar­ti­cle, it does not read­ily come to mind.

As to par­ents’ con­cerns, here’s just one idea: with­draw your kids from pub­lic school on Mon­day. Give the schools the sum­mer to stand up to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment over­reach. That ac­tion brings zero risk to you and your fam­ily, yet if done on a mas­sive scale, could do some real good. Sure, it may be a big fi­nan­cial sac­ri­fice to send a child to a pri­vate school. But are not our daugh­ters, grand­daugh­ters and/or sis­ters worth the sac­ri­fice?

Jay Michael, La Plata

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