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The Fairfax County, Virginia parent said Friday that the local school board’s “focus has been completely cut off” after authorities approved potential punishments for students who “misunderstand their classmates.”

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) on Thursday night approved amendments to their student handbook to add suspension as a potential punishment.

Mother Debra Tisler told the “America’s Newsroom” that there were a significant number of students who could not read and count numbers with proficiency at the grade level.

“It’s a pandemic of educational loss,” Tisler added.

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“That means they’re prioritizing the political agenda and not creating a pipeline for success and opportunities for our students. We know from all data sources that illiteracy is linked to violence and poverty. This school board is not focusing on it. It’s very problematic.”

Fairfax is sitting at the county school bus depot, a day after announcing the county school year will begin online, Laurton, Virginia, US, July 22, 2020. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque

Fairfax is sitting at the county school bus depot, a day after announcing the county school year will begin online, Laurton, Virginia, US, July 22, 2020. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque
(REUTERS / Kevin Lamarck)

The Firefox County Public Schools Student’s Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) handbook includes an updated version of the Rules, which criminalizes classmates’ “malicious deathminding” and “malicious misjudging” up to 19 days, according to the page. .

The use of “slurs based on actual or perceived gender identity” is prohibited under the terms of the document, which includes “malicious deadname or malicious misrepresentation, but not limited to.”

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Tyler Ohta said teachers have good intentions because they do not want children to be harmed in any way, but a misguided approach goes beyond protecting students.

“This policy is actually more than that and encouraging and instructive and mandatory, compelling speech. In fact the First Amendment violates speech rights, forcing children under the age of five to be responsible for their peer pronouns, their gender identity,” Ohta said. .

“It’s unfair for them to expect children to know these things and follow them every day. Gender is clearly fluid, so they can change every day.”

Tisler called the new rule “developmentally inappropriate.”

Fox News’ John Brown contributed to this report.