Cross-Dressing Day at School Criticized
Out-of-state conservative group cites concerns with "student comfort."
An MPS school's cross-dressing day elicited the disapproval of a conservative news site run by the Education Action Group, a group in Michigan that previously released a report criticizing school districts in the state for using health insurance plans offered by the WEA Trust nonprofit, which is connected to the state teacher's union.
EAGnews.org quotes an upset parent who said she kept her son home from the Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities on Friday, May 24, the scheduled "Switch It Up Day," because she thought it was "ridiculous" and "creepy."
"They might as well call it 'Transgender Day,'" she says.
We are concerned about student comfort. There are undoubtedly children at the school who felt like they had two bad choices today: either dress up as the opposite sex, which might make them feel uncomfortable, or dress normally and be out of place with the rest of the school, which might also make them feel uncomfortable.
An MPS spokesman responded that the day was optional and selected by the student council as a school spirit event. One commenter on the piece said, "Do none of you people remember being in school? Mine had a cross-dress day every single Homecoming week the whole 12 years I attended public school in that county. They're kids; it's a thing they find funny."