North Carolina Schools Allow Children to Change Their Name and Sex Without Parental Consent (UPDATE)
“For most transgender students, being confronted with one’s birth name (referred to commonly in the trans community as one’s ‘dead name’) can trigger feelings of anxiety and dysphoria.”
Some schools are still not getting the message and parents are going to have to keep up the fight. (See an update at the bottom of this post.)
NC Schools Allow Children to Change Their Name and Sex Without Parental Consent
Catherine Truitt handed LGBTQ activists a victory just months after taking office. She ordered her department to stop listing students’ legal names on state records and instead use their chosen names. The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) notified school districts in March of 2021 that PowerSchool’s student information system would display a student’s “preferred name” on school records.
LGBTQ activists had lobbied former Superintendent Mark Johnson to make the exact change. Such activists promote the idea that “gender” is socially constructed, not biological, and that there are more than two sexes.
In an open letter published to Johnson in March 2019, activists from Southern Equality wrote:
“For most transgender students, being confronted with one’s birth name (referred to commonly in the trans community as one’s ‘dead name’) can trigger feelings of anxiety and dysphoria. When the disclosure is made public, they may fear for their safety as well.”
Mark Johnson refused to change PowerSchool protocols.
Superintendent Truitt not only met Southern Equality’s demand last March, now she has gone further in advancing the ‘Trans’ agenda. Last week, the DPI removed the sex of public school students from official state records in at least three districts.
In Wake County, principals, teachers, and data managers were surprised to learn students’ sexes in the PowerSchool system had been erased:
“We all just had to discover changes on our own” explained one teacher. “I reached out to a data manager, and she said the action was directed by the state.”
In Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, teachers reported mass confusion during roll call this week because no one could find where to input the sex of students’ on the demographic screen in PowerSchool. See the PowerSchool student demographic printout before recent changes were made on the left and compare it to the screen on the right.
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