Libs of TikTok shared a Department of Education training video resulting from an education session hosted by officials from the Department of Education during which teachers discussed the use of trans-inclusive languages for children aged K-12. “This trans teacher says he teaches inclusive language, like not everyone who produces eggs is a woman. The official U.S. Dept of Ed is promoting these ideas,” Libs of TikTok pointed out.
A trans-teacher in this video is identified with his/her pronouns and is known as Sam Long. According to Long, the classroom instructor must “be a stickler for inclusive language in any conversation, and especially in the content that we teach.” Long then outlined a set of “examples” in biology where certain words would be changed to the superior “exact” language in order to accommodate non-binary and trans students. One example is saying that ovaries produce eggs rather than women.
According to Long, the majority of educational textbooks contain teaching that identifies women as the ones who produce eggs. Males have a higher chance of being colorblind. The mother bears the fetus for several months. There are a few ways to show love for students who are trans or non-binary by tidying up that language and making it more specific. “We can be more precise and more inclusive. Therefore, I'd say there's no way that women are the ones producing eggs. Ovaries produce eggs. That's accurate, that's precise. We recognize the fact that women do not always make eggs, and, also, it's not the case that all producers of eggs are females, for instance.”
Long also directed people to the website GenderInclusiveBiology.com, which purports to “support all students” by adapting “existing biology teaching to grow a gender-inclusive curriculum.”
As per Fox News, a Department of Education spokesperson “didn't dispute that Long made the comments” during the training session while insisting the “curriculum is determined at the local level.” The spokesperson told Fox News, “These comments were not made by the Department or a Department staff member. As is stated on our website and in federal law, the Department does not dictate curriculum, and those decisions are best made at the local level, in engagement with parents, families, educators, and local school communities.”