The allegation is contrary to the insistence earlier this week by executives at the school that all teachers and assistants were evaluated based on appropriate criteria including performance. Angkhana also noted that regulations on teacher attire were out of date and not in line with the Constitution or gender-equality law. The school committee based its scrutiny on performance.
As important as it is in the media, representation needs to go beyond the screen and into the real world, especially into the areas of life that most directly affect children. Outside of the media they consume, relationships with their parents and their close friendships, students interact with few individuals more commonly and more intensively than they do with their teachers. As a result, having students interact with a diverse group of educators can be instrumental in helping them form an inclusive worldview.
I was in catastrophe mode. It told them a teacher would be returning to the school in January after transitioning over the Christmas break. One parent complained to the local newspaper and within days the story had become national news.
Anya Kamenetz. Teachers from across the country shared their experiences. NPR hide caption. More than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace, according to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators.
School communities may have various transgender people including parents, students and staff. In recent years, very few schools have been reported for discriminating against teachers on the basis of gender. Exceptions exist under legislation which allow employers to recruit people of a certain sex or to discriminate on the grounds religious beliefs if it is necessary to do so to comply with religious beliefs or sensitivities.
EEOC and courts have protected transgender employees against discrimination. What are the legal issues that a school or its HR manager must consider? Can a private school make the case that its business will be significantly damaged by keeping the transgender teacher on board?
Gabrielle Emanuel. Kelly Jenkins prepares frogs for her students to dissect. Growing up, Kelly Jenkins spent his spare time playing sports.
LA Johnson. Clare Lombardo. NPR Ed has been reporting this month on the lives of transgender educators around the country. We surveyed 79 educators from the U.
More than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace, according to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators. The survey of 79 trans and gender-nonconforming teachers from the U. These findings come from our online survey, and follow-up interviews by phone and in person with two dozen of the 79 teachers who responded.
How is an out and proud transgender teacher supposed to teach when such realities exist? What kinds of things can schools do to make a trans teacher feel safe, welcome, and supported? The following four suggestions are a jumping off place to help make that happen. They apply to teachers already out and to those coming out as trans during their tenure at a school.