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A Nashville private girls’ school is now admitting biological male students, but the school is not going co-ed, instead it is accepting those biological males who say they are girls, and identify as transgender. As part of this policy, those biological girls who say they are male and identify as transgender may find that the school is no longer a place for them.
Harpeth Hall, a $33,000-a-year Tennessee prep school, unveiled their new policy in a letter to parents on Tuesday that declared “any student who identifies as a girl may apply to our school.”
“Our school uplifts the female voice and perspective,” boasts the private school, which claims to want to educate girls and young women to “think critically.” Actress Reese Witherspoon and singer Amy Grant are two well known Harpeth Hall alumni, according to The Daily Mail.
“As the world evolves, so do our students. The concept of gender has expanded and deepened over time,” the letter to parents read, but the school also says there has been “no change” to the admissions application process which is “open to any female student.”
The policy also said that for female students who identify as transgender and use he/him pronouns, the all-girls school “may no longer be a place that serves them.” Regarding their view of girls who wish to identify as male, the statement said, “We see this acknowledgment as the ultimate form of respect: an understanding that we support the individual and the student’s gender identity.”
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