Commonwealth Policy Center

If a teacher personally criticizes policies at a school board meeting, you could lose your job. At least that’s what the political Left wants to happen. Tanner Cross, an elementary school teacher in Virginia, was fired for speaking out against policies that required teachers to use a student’s preferred pronouns. Cross said, “It’s not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths that we must face,” These policies “will damage children and defile the holy image of God.” Thankfully, a state court judge ruled the teacher was entitled to First Amendment protection and reinstated the suspended teacher. While this is a welcome ruling, it’s shocking that teachers who speak out against gender dysphoria are more likely to be punished than commended for standing up for truth and the dignity of children.