That’s true. And I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
As long as it’s about a prep school, the news item belongs in this thread. While the most frequent posters in this subforum are interested in a certain type of boarding school, it is important to recognize that there are atypical and unique learning experiences out there.
“One size fits most” has never worked for me - neither in clothes, nor educational philosophy.
Ever wonder why certain stories make the news and others do not?
Hey, Kids! Get ready for a news story about DA to break….or not. Seems like they will keep this quiet, but the students are posting about it and there was already video posted on social media of the school removing the alleged staff member’s quote from the athletic center wall. Hmmmm….seems like there might be another lawsuit coming from an alleged assault that took place 30 years ago. Let’s see if it makes the news… or not.
When it makes the news, it’s often a recipient of the email that forwards it to the news outlet. In those instances, will it be picked up by the Globe? Maybe not. The Recorder? Maybe on a slow news day. The New York Post? Probably.
Calling it “news” might be a stretch, but if any parents at fancy East Coast schools are upset about some perceived “woke” affront, then the story is sure to make the Daily Mail and/or NY Post. And get linked here.
I did not cite any numbers but how many examples are necessary, or would satisfy anyone who doesn’t see this as an issue? 10, 50, 1000? I happen to live in a state whereby self declaration is all that is needed to compete as another gender. No time period or physical transitioning necessary. Previous records set by biological girls be damned. Harpeth Hall refuses to say how they will protect the privacy and competition rights of their biological women in sports, locker rooms, dorms, etc. which probably means that they have no intention of addressing those issues.
We used to live down the street from this “school.” Looks like a converted motel. No outdoor space. Never saw a student outside during the day just daycare drop offs. Caters to an almost exclusively Russian population using Soviet methods.