Teacher claims school made him resign for not using transgender student's name

Brownsburg High School has a policy that mandates teachers call transgender students by their preferred name, in place of their birth name.
2:01 | 06/08/18

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Transcript for Teacher claims school made him resign for not using transgender student's name
John Kluge was orchestra teacher for Brown's Burke high school for four years he says he was given three options follow policy resigned. Or be fired. Feel they compelled speech. Forcing a teacher accused. Take aside onions and a any controversial topic. Is a violation of their first amendment rights. At the beginning of the school year Kluge says he received an email from the administration instructing teachers to refer to transgender students. I there are new preferred remains. Or what Lugar calls their newly assigned names reflected in the school database he refused and submitted a conditional resignation letter. With a tentative date madness. Sit on your desk and it's me 29. And in that time. I'll allow you to submit. A letter of resignation. To use. To this school but he says days. Before that may 29 and data mining he withdrew his resignation why did you. Hand them the initial conditional resignation. Because it is my understanding that I would be. Suspended pending termination makers I'm very disappointed very. Very saddened Jim Gore's daughter was in includes orchestra he defends the teacher's decision to stand by his beliefs. And watts is school to rehire him he was coerced I have no doubt about that. LG BTQ organizations. Disagree. Showing a lack of support for transgender youth is what drives up the suicide rates are transgender youth in Indiana Indiana leads the nation and use that consider suicide. And things like this contribute to that. Now the district says include voluntarily resigned prior to that end of the school year they accepted it. And they are a full compliance of state and federal laws no response Weber to accusations. They forced him to resign. Stepping wait RTE sex.

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