“Dear Colleague” letter

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The link below contains a “Dear Colleague” letter that was addressed to all school districts and colleges that receive funding from the federal government.

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2017/images/02/22/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

This letter was created by the former Obama administration in an effort to prevent gender identity discrimination in schools. In a nutshell, this letter said that federal funding will be revoked from schools that are not accepting of transgender students.

Despite this positive intentions of this letter, some schools refused to cooperate with its guidelines. By doing this, these districts have hindered the growth of students both academically and morally. These students are being taught that discrimination based on gender identity is acceptable. It is baffling to see that some schools would rather lose funding than allow for students to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Note: This letter is no longer active. The Trump administration has decided that this issue is to be addressed at the state level.

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