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Reacting to a published report that a teacher at KIPP Cooper Norcross Whittier Middle School lectured students on “they/them pronouns,” Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s First Congressional District, Claire Gustafson, said, “Apparently, even in our schools, South Jersey’s political cartel does what it wants.”
“What South Jersey’s political cartel wants is to allow ‘indoctrinating’ students by teachers. It’s wrong, and in this case ‘indoctrinating’ was the teacher’s chosen word, not mine,” Claire Gustafson said. “This teacher wrote on one of her videos, ‘Indoctrinating my students.’ Reports are that the school is supportive of this teacher This nonsense would not have been tolerated when I served on the school board.”
Gustafson continued, “According to one report the KIPP Cooper Norcross Whittier Middle School teacher’s indoctrination of students didn’t stop at using they/them pronouns. She went so far as to use a diagram to show examples of ‘neo-pronouns’ including ‘hir,’ ‘xyr’ and ‘eirs.’”
“If adults want to be WOKE that’s their choice, if adults want to be ‘non-binary’ or identify as whatever they want that’s their choice, but it should never be an adult teacher’s choice to indoctrinate a student without a parent’s permission.” Gustafson added, “We definitely should not be teaching children how to avoid male and female pronouns by using made-up words like ‘xyr,’ we should be teaching children science and science tells us sex is determined by chromosomes, females have two X chromosomes and males have one X and one Y chromosome.”
“The WOKENESS in our schools, including the KIPP Cooper Norcross Whittier Middle School must end. I am hopeful Congressman Norcross will join me in calling for an end to the WOKENESS at a school that carries his family name,” Gustafson said.