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Should teachers talk about gender identity?

Posted at 5:53 AM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 05:53:25-04

Parents in one California school district are upset after they say a kindergarten teacher talked about gender identity with their children.  It's starting a conversation about how young is too young to talk about gender, and who should be the person to have that discussion with kids.

The teacher says she read two books in class, and that they were given to her by a transgender child.  Parents, however, say they feel betrayed and blindsided.

"My daughter came home crying and shaking, thinking she could turn into a boy," one mother said.

Many fellow teachers are standing up for the teacher.  They say the controversy surrounding the situation, and possibly banning some books,  is a slippery slope.