“We are pleased that the Kiel Area School District has finally ended its misguided Title IX investigation”
This case is a perfect example of how insane public education has become due to the embrace of progressive politics.
Junior high students were treated like criminals for using the wrong pronouns. Pronouns!
Professor Jacobson described the case when the story broke in May:
If you want a good example of how education has gone off the rails in this country under the weight of what euphemistically is called “wokeness,” what just happened at the Kiel Middle School in Wisconsin is a good place to start.
Three 8th grade boys have been charged by the school with sexual harassment under federal Title IX for failing to use the preferred pronoun “they” of a classmate.
Local news media even covered it:
This is unreal. A Wisconsin school district filed a Title IX complaint against 3 middle school students, accusing them of sexual harassment for using incorrect pronouns when addressing another student. pic.twitter.com/GEEjXoEnxW
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 13, 2022
The school district has now dropped the case.
Hannah Grossman reports at FOX News:
Wisconsin school district drops sexual harassment probe into 3 students accused of using the wrong pronouns
A Wisconsin school district is closing a Title IX inquiry into three middle school students accused of sexual harassment for using improper pronouns.
“We have issued clear directives and expectations to all students involved in this matter for the purpose of preventing bullying and harassment and ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for all of our students,” Kiel School District said. “Based on these actions, and pursuant to District policies and procedures, the School District considers this matter closed.”
The students subject to the Title IX inquiry were represented by a conservative legal group called the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.
“We are pleased that the Kiel Area School District has finally ended its misguided Title IX investigation,” the group said. “While the District’s statement attempts to reframe the investigation, it was always primarily about ‘mispronouning.’”
Title IX prohibits sexual harassment at schools that receive federal funding and demands schools facilitate an environment free from sex-based discrimination. It states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Progressive rule in public education has become totalitarian.
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