From EAG News:
DURHAM, N.C. – Hillside High School teacher Holly Jordan thinks schools and teachers should work to snuff out “heteronormativity” – the misguided notion that the God-created roles of male and female are “normal.”
She’s encouraging her fellow educators to challenge “gender norms” by providing “micro-affirmations” to gay and transgender students, incorporating gay lifestyles into the curriculum whenever possible, and countering “micro-aggressions” against sexually abnormal students during class time.
“Gender norms and heteronormativity are being reproduced in our schools everyday despite the fact that there are many people out there who are trying to stop it from happening,” Jordan, the advisor for her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, told those who attended her presentation at the Network For Public Education National Conference in Raleigh last month, according to The News & Observer.
“That’s a problem happening in our schools,” she said. “It’s our responsibility as educators – and as social justice-oriented human beings – to change that. That just doesn’t benefit LGBT students, transgender students.”
Jordan counts herself among educators who oppose North Carolina’s recently adopted House Bill 2, which requires public institutions to segregate bathroom and other appropriate facilities by biological sex, rather than the gender students or adults “identify” with.
While the Obama countered the law with a unilateral decree that all public schools must let transgender students use whatever facilities they choose, and his Justice Department has sued North Carolina to stop the state law, educators like Jordan are working behind the scenes to inject their views on the issue…