Linda Goudsmit’s editorial opinion on the Epoch Times article:
Remove harmful assumptions???” Enough is enough! Wake up parents! Any parent who chooses to send his/her child to this school is complicit in the breakdown of his/her own family!! Take responsibility for your family and withdraw your child immediately. Spend your money on a worthwhile education – it is your money, your family, your child.
NYC School ‘Inclusive Language’ Guide Encourages Students to Stop Saying ‘Mom,’ ‘Dad’
BY GQ PAN March 11, 2021 Updated: March 12, 2021
Excerpts from the article:
A private K-12 school in Manhattan is encouraging its students to stop using the terms “mom,” “dad” and “parents,” in an effort to make the campus a more “welcoming and inclusive” space.
In a 12-page “inclusive language” guide (pdf), the Grace Church School recommends that students, staff, and parents “remove harmful assumptions” from the way they interact. For example, “grown-ups,” “folks,” “family” or “guardians” are considered better alternatives to “mom,” “dad” and “parents,” because they allege the latter contain assumptions about what a “typical” family looks like.
It added that “traditional family” is an outdated term. “We actively try to undo notions of a ‘typical’ or ‘normal’ family structure,” the school says. “Each family is unique.”
When it comes to gender, the language guide recommends teachers not address their students as “boys and girls,” “guys,” “ladies and gentlemen,” but gender-neutral “people,” “folks,” “friends,” “readers,” or even “mathematicians.” Adults are encouraged to “take gender out of text where it’s unnecessary” when reading books to children. For example, they can say “child,” “person,” or “character,” instead of “the boy/girl on this page.
The Episcopal school also asks staff and students to avoid making assumptions about people in conversation that “touches on religion.” Wishing someone “Happy holiday” is deemed not religiously neutral enough, according to the guide, and is better replaced by “Have a great break.”
LFC Comments: We are not only in a cultural war, but we are in a spiritual war as well. This is definite assault by the Marxists / Secularists on the left to destroy the traditional family.
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