Speaker offers insight into transgender issues
Kentucky School Advocate
By Vickie Mitchell
JoAnne Wheeler Bland arrived for her KSBA annual conference clinic session on transgender issues pulling a dolly stacked with paper – court cases, public school model policies and guides, scientific and psychological studies, surveys and scholarly articles. The retired attorney from Hardin County shared much of it, including a four-page bibliography of resource materials, with her audience.
In the end though, Bland’s talk was more about her personal life than the reams of paper she piled on a table at the front of the room. It is a story that offers insight for educators today as the debate over transgender students and restrooms consumes many communities and states.