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North Carolina School to Stop Using Gender Pronouns

North Carolina School Asks Teachers Not to Call Their Students "Boys" and "Girls"

As the gender-neutral debate continues, a school in North Carolina made a progressive move by asking teachers not to use gender pronouns when referring to their students. In a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools presentation, "Supporting Transgender Students," it was recommended that educators to replace the words "boys" and "girls" with "scholars" or "students."

"CMS remains fully committed to supporting its transgender students and nurturing a safe and welcoming environment for every student and employee," CMS Chief Communications Officer Kathryn Block said to a local ABC News affiliate.

This policy is one of several, including a plan to let kids use the bathroom of the gender they identify with in an attempt to curb bullying of transgender children — but not everyone is on board with these changes. Some are saying that the rules are too radical.


"School is no longer about reading, writing and arithmetic. It is now about gender fluidity," Tami Fitzgerald of the NC Values Coalition said.

CMS officials responded, however, that the policies in the presentation are meant to serve as guidelines.

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