An elementary school teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary School in Tallahassee, Florida has some ridiculous instruction for her students, call her by gender-neutral pronouns.
Chloe Bressack has instructed her students in an introductory letter to refer to her as Mx. Bressack and to use gender-neutral pronouns like, they, them etc…
Bressack wrote, “One thing you should know about me is that I use gender-neutral terms.”
She said, “My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.’”
The letter continued, “My priority is for all of my students to be comfortable in my classroom and have a safe space where they can be themselves while learning.”
The Tallahassee Democrat obtained the letter after a concerned parent posted a picture of the letter in the Facebook group “Tally Moms Stay Connected” with the caption, “What would your reaction be as a parent of 9 and 10-year-olds?”
Parents on both sides of the political spectrum sounded off on the letter.
Some defended the teacher’s preference to be addressed in “gender-neutral” terms.
“Why is this even an issue? The world’s not gonna end because someone wants to be addressed as them/they. It’s their preference and literally does not affect you in any way,” parent Noelle Enright said.
Other parents, such as Joseph Christopher, disagreed.
“I’m sorry, but there is no such thing as gender neutral,” he said.
The Principal of the school fully supports Ms. Bressack’s decision to use gender-neutral pronouns. The Principal has confirmed that he has received many angry calls about the decision.
He said, “We support her preference in how she’s addressed, we certainly do. I think a lot of times it might be decided that there is an agenda there, because of her preference—I can tell you her only agenda is teaching math and science at the greatest level she can.”