These proposed transgender guidelines, if passed, would wreak havoc on VA’s children, families, and public schools. Doesn’t this create more of a stigma for trans kids to overcome and make it harder to adjust to the social culture of school? What kind of character would a trans child in that environment develop? I imagine this would only embolden bullies to make the lives of trans kids harder when no one is looking. And how are you helping these kids by pitting them against their parents, the very people who brought them into the world and love them more than life itself (and certainly have their best interests at heart)? Frankly, it seems to me that by suggesting it would be necessary to take such extreme measures against teachers, you’re discriminating against trans kids by suggesting that they’re somehow weak and unable to stand up for themselves if needed, or more proactively to build a respectful relationship with a teacher. And by the way, aren’t teachers the heroes and the backbone of our school system? Mark my words: Should these guidelines pass, students and teachers will leave the VA public school system in droves and you will have an unprecedented crisis of your own making on your hands.