5th grade teachers replacing 'male/female' with 'person who produces sperm/eggs' in Vermont
by ALEC SCHEMMEL | Crisis in the Classroom
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Fifth graders at an elementary school in Vermont are being encouraged to avoid using terms like "boy," "girl, "male" and "female," and replace them with language like "person who produces sperm" and "person who produces eggs."


"It is time for our science/health unit about the human body focused on puberty and the human reproductive systems," a letter sent to the families of students last week from Founders Memorial School Principal Sara Jablonski stated. "In an effort to align our curriculum with our equity policy, teachers will be using gender inclusive language throughout this unit. With any differences, we strive to use 'person-first' language as best practice."

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