New York Times recently published an article regarding the recent tension educators is facing — should they tell parents when students are socially transitioning at school?

Currently, many schools in the United States allow students to socially transition – changing their name, pronouns, or gender expression – without parental consent. Educators have expressed that it is within their duty to provide a safe space for students to express their gender identities, especially if they do not feel comfortable doing so at home. Some parents, on the other hand, feel as though the school is overstepping their qualifications in failing to inform them of the social transitioning, a decision that should be discussed within a family.

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