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Reader’s comment: The teachers’ trans dilemma


In response to Caroline ffiske: The Tories let in trans mania – now they must drive it out,

abbie wrote:

Spare a thought for the teachers who have to teach this even when we do not agree (or get sacked is the bottom line). I try now to say nothing, even when asked by my students about this. I guess my silence may say a lot though. I have an options list (currently) which allows me to ignore sex and gender on my A-level but for how long?
In PHSE many of my colleagues are trying not to teach this stuff too. Every year there are complaints from those put in the front line to teach PHSE. They pass it to assistant tutors, none of them want it either. But we have to do as we are told. At the moment, when the subject comes up on the PHSE list most teachers find something more pressing they have not completed that needs additional attention, but we won’t be able to do that for ever.

With my own child I am having to teach her not to repeat what she hears about these issues at home but just go along with what the school and her teachers tell her.

It’s the law that has put me in this position. Speak out and I will be vilified and even prosecuted.

Many older teachers retire as soon as they can. Others leave teaching altogether. Then you want to know why the calibre of teachers in school is so poor and why teachers cannot be recruited?

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