It looks like things are about to get confusing in New York. As students can now change their name and gender when they enroll in school. The change has to be done with permission from the parents, but that’s all it takes.
“For the first time, students will be able to change their name and gender on school records with a parent or guardian’s permission, without legal documentation. Families will also be able to self-report their child’s gender upon enrolling in a DOE school.”
“Schools are safe havens for students to develop their passions and discover their true identities, and these new guidelines celebrate and affirm all students,” said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza. “This Pride Month, I’m thrilled to send a clear message to our students—we celebrate you, we respect you, and we support you.”
“As transgender and non-binary communities come under increasing attack by the federal government, New York City leaders are making sure that our young people are safe, healthy and protected—and free to learn and grow in school settings,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray. “New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools.”
“New York City schools must be inclusive environments for all our students,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. “With this updated policy, which allows students to change their name and gender on school records without legal documentation, we are signaling our support for all students regardless of gender identity. Students need to be accepted and supported regardless of gender identity. This policy does that. I thank Chancellor Carranza for his support of the LGBTQIA+ community.”
They are telling kids that they have a weak understanding of biology, and are more concerned with social trends than academics. And what does this mean for locker rooms or bathrooms? This will clearly confuse the kids going to these schools.