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    More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018...ace-harassment

    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.S. and Canada found that the harassment they face ranges widely: from 20 percent who reported verbal harassment, to 17 percent who said they'd been asked to change how the present themselves, such as their clothing, to two teachers who said they'd been fired.

    "I was horribly harassed by a coworker and very little was done about it," said Lauren Heckathorne of Evanston, Ill., who identifies as nonbinary. "The focus was on making [the harasser] more comfortable."

    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.

    Despite the challenges they face, a majority of these teachers also said they have tried to integrate LGBT-related topics into their teaching. Many also mentioned advising LGBT awareness groups for students, training peers or addressing the topic in venues such as school assemblies.

    And, they told us, they see schools as crucial spaces not only of learning, but of safety, for the next generation.

    "I don't think I've ever seen a supportive parent for my LGBT kids," says Chris Smith, who teaches many recent immigrants in a high school in New York City. Considering the high rates of bullying, homelessness and even suicide among LGBT youth, these teachers say their work can be a matter of life and death.

    My only question is, why are we letting the mentally ill teach our kids anything?

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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by TNHarley View Post
    https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018...ace-harassment

    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.S. and Canada found that the harassment they face ranges widely: from 20 percent who reported verbal harassment, to 17 percent who said they'd been asked to change how the present themselves, such as their clothing, to two teachers who said they'd been fired.

    "I was horribly harassed by a coworker and very little was done about it," said Lauren Heckathorne of Evanston, Ill., who identifies as nonbinary. "The focus was on making [the harasser] more comfortable."

    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.

    Despite the challenges they face, a majority of these teachers also said they have tried to integrate LGBT-related topics into their teaching. Many also mentioned advising LGBT awareness groups for students, training peers or addressing the topic in venues such as school assemblies.

    And, they told us, they see schools as crucial spaces not only of learning, but of safety, for the next generation.

    "I don't think I've ever seen a supportive parent for my LGBT kids," says Chris Smith, who teaches many recent immigrants in a high school in New York City. Considering the high rates of bullying, homelessness and even suicide among LGBT youth, these teachers say their work can be a matter of life and death.

    My only question is, why are we letting the mentally ill teach our kids anything?
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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by yankintx View Post
    Intolerance is taught, its not something your born with. You have been a very attentive student.
    So you are ok with your kids being educated by mentally ill people?
    Do you let crack dealers babysit them on friday nights as well? I mean, why not be inclusive, right? lol
    I understand some people dont believe they have problems, but that is obviously incorrect. The WHO lists that as an illness.. are they intolerant as well? Or perhaps they are just realistic?

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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by TNHarley View Post
    So you are ok with your kids being educated by mentally ill people?
    Do you let crack dealers babysit them on friday nights as well? I mean, why not be inclusive, right? lol
    I understand some people dont believe they have problems, but that is obviously incorrect. The WHO lists that as an illness.. are they intolerant as well? Or perhaps they are just realistic?
    Wow, pretty heavy on the hateful BS this morning, huh? You're new here, so let me help you out a bit. If you are going to make hateful, despicable generalizations that both marginalize and demonize both transgendered folk and folks with mental health challenges, how about you do so from some other place than directly out your ass? How about posting some studies that show a correlation between transgenderism and an inability to teach. That would be a good place to start. Then show us the percentage of teachers currently suffering from some form of mental illness, and compare their results with teachers not coping with mental health issues.

    And then apologize to everyone for comparing transgendered people to crack dealers.

    I know it's probably easier to just say "Eww, ****in gross, dude"...but you're in the wrong place if you're looking for "a big hell yeah", followed by the sound of chugging a beer and belching.
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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Wow, pretty heavy on the hateful BS this morning, huh? You're new here, so let me help you out a bit. If you are going to make hateful, despicable generalizations that both marginalize and demonize both transgendered folk and folks with mental health challenges, how about you do so from some other place than directly out your ass? How about posting some studies that show a correlation between transgenderism and an inability to teach. That would be a good place to start. Then show us the percentage of teachers currently suffering from some form of mental illness, and compare their results with teachers not coping with mental health issues.

    And then apologize to everyone for comparing transgendered people to crack dealers.

    I know it's probably easier to just say "Eww, ****in gross, dude"...but you're in the wrong place if you're looking for "a big hell yeah", followed by the sound of chugging a beer and belching.
    Dang, to be against generalizations, you sure do your share, ey? lol... <rolls eyes>
    Look man, they are ill. Thats fact. I am simply wondering why we would let mentally ill people teach our children. Are you ok with schizos and other forms of illness teaching our kids, or is just this one ok, because that is becoming the norm for society?
    I mean excuse the hek out of me for not wanting someone that denies basic biology to teach it.

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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by TNHarley View Post
    https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018...ace-harassment

    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.S. and Canada found that the harassment they face ranges widely: from 20 percent who reported verbal harassment, to 17 percent who said they'd been asked to change how the present themselves, such as their clothing, to two teachers who said they'd been fired.

    "I was horribly harassed by a coworker and very little was done about it," said Lauren Heckathorne of Evanston, Ill., who identifies as nonbinary. "The focus was on making [the harasser] more comfortable."

    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.

    Despite the challenges they face, a majority of these teachers also said they have tried to integrate LGBT-related topics into their teaching. Many also mentioned advising LGBT awareness groups for students, training peers or addressing the topic in venues such as school assemblies.

    And, they told us, they see schools as crucial spaces not only of learning, but of safety, for the next generation.

    "I don't think I've ever seen a supportive parent for my LGBT kids," says Chris Smith, who teaches many recent immigrants in a high school in New York City. Considering the high rates of bullying, homelessness and even suicide among LGBT youth, these teachers say their work can be a matter of life and death.

    My only question is, why are we letting the mentally ill teach our kids anything?

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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    reminds me of trans in the military. We wont let people that have RECURRING NIGHTMARES in there but people that say biology is wrong, is ok? Pure societal crap.
    Trans people starting comparing themselves to gays and they got recognition. Even though they are butt opposites.
    A person that just wants to act like the opposite sex? I have no problem with. Its the delusion and its normalization that is my problem.

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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by TNHarley View Post
    Dang, to be against generalizations, you sure do your share, ey? lol... <rolls eyes>
    Look man, they are ill. Thats fact. I am simply wondering why we would let mentally ill people teach our children. Are you ok with schizos and other forms of illness teaching our kids, or is just this one ok, because that is becoming the norm for society?
    I mean excuse the hek out of me for not wanting someone that denies basic biology to teach it.
    Doesn't feel good, does it?

    As for all your other nonsense, as I said, if you want me to believe it, do the work and back up what you're saying. I gave you some great ways, you're welcome, now just go out and do it. I mean, I know in advance that it will be futile, since your entire position is hateful, phobic BS, but at least you'll learn something in the process.
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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I know the WHO that made the ICD that is accepted by most countries are a bunch of bigots. And all countries that accept it

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    Re: More than half of transgender teachers face harassment in their workplace

    Quote Originally Posted by OlNate View Post
    Doesn't feel good, does it?

    As for all your other nonsense, as I said, if you want me to believe it, do the work and back up what you're saying. I gave you some great ways, you're welcome, now just go out and do it. I mean, I know in advance that it will be futile, since your entire position is hateful, phobic BS, but at least you'll learn something in the process.
    I like how you ask me for more info when you ignore 75% of my content.

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