Saturday, 24 June 2017

Independent: Transgender policies in schools 'a waste of time and money', claims leading academic

Independent: Transgender policies in schools 'a waste of time and money', claims leading academic


Introducing transgender policies in schools is a waste of time and taxpayers’ money, and only confuses children further, a leading academic has claimed.

As increasing numbers of children and adults in the UK seek referrals for gender identity clinics, schools are being encouraged to become more inclusive, with many now providing gender neutral toilets, uniforms and language policies.

But putting such policies into practice only encourages more children to question unnecessarily whether they are a boy or a girl, argues Dr Joanna Williams.

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