Gender-Bender day at Milwaukee school ires parents

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Elementary school officials want boys to dress as girls and vice-versa

MILWAUKEE – Deidri Hernandez’s seven-year-old son won’t be in school tomorrow, after officials at Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities confirmed they’re still holding “Switch It Up Day” – a time for students to come dressed as members of the opposite sex.
Hernandez tells EAGnews the day was originally billed as “Gender Bender Day,” but Tippecanoe officials made the name change after she called Principal Jeffrey Krupar to complain.
The Milwaukee mother was not impressed.
“I didn’t have a problem with the title. I had a problem with the activity taking place,” Hernandez says.
She says it’s “ridiculous” and “creepy” to ask elementary boys to come to school dressed as girls, and vice versa, and predicts that having students dress as “transvestites” will distract from the learning process.
Hernandez knows of at least one other parent who shares her concerns and plans to hold her child out of class, too.
But it’s the motivation behind “Switch It Up Day” that has Hernandez most concerned.
She wonders if it is being done to promote the acceptance of homosexuality to students in school, which runs from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Hernandez thinks it’s inappropriate to expose young children to these issues, even in a light-hearted manner.
“They might as well call it ‘Transgender Day,’” she says.
Hernandez says young kids don’t need to know about these issues.
According to Hernandez, when she called Krupar with her concerns, she was told the day was chosen by the school’s student council and is only meant to be fun.
EAGnews left a message with Krupar’s office late this afternoon, seeking his comments.
Hernandez also complained to the superintendent’s office, but was told “by someone in the office” that the school wasn’t breaking any rules.
Hernandez says she’s “never stepped out like this” to challenge school policy, but decided somebody had to.
“Every time something’s bothering a liberal or an atheist, they come forward to complain. And somebody always has a problem with Easter or Christmas,” she explains.
Hernandez says her son won’t mind the day off from school, but she regrets that he’s going to miss a day of learning because of the controversy.


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6 Responses to Gender-Bender day at Milwaukee school ires parents

  1. Ronda says:

    Good for you Mom for taking a stand~~dress up day is one thing~~there is something much more sinister afoot here and so Kudos to you for taking the stand you took~~keep up the good work!


  2. Pam says:

    Smart thing to do. They have a definite agenda. I'd pull my children and keep them out.


  3. Steve says:

    "the day was chosen by the school’s student council and is only meant to be fun." Well, how can you argue with that?


  4. mj says:

    Don't let anyone fool you – a fish is a fish – and a "transgender" activity for children is a desensitization agenda of our government. Before your kids reach 4th grade you might want to read up on the government's sex ed guidelines that your child will be learning — then be smart and get your kids out of public schools!


  5. Jay says:

    The clear lesson here is that only homeschooling or certain Christian schools are acceptable. If you have kids in public school, get them out now!!!


  6. Lin says:

    My kids would stay home too. What these parents need to do is gather and protest. Flood the school's phone number and have a sit down with the school board if needed. Oh, and don't forget, you're going to be labeled as intolerant but that's okay, that's getting a little played out by now. Same thing with the Boyscouts allowing gay boys in the organization. Next it will be leaders allowed in and that should not be. All of my grandsons will not be joining the Boyscounts. I hear many are thinking of branching off. We'll see.i


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