After a recent online story, the teacher was criticized for boasting that he had misled students about gender in a January video.
Inside the Classroom shared a Twitter video that was originally posted by a St. Paul music teacher. The teacher describes a conversation she had with a colleague, during which students allegedly asked “the other teachers” if the music teacher was a girl or a boy.
The co-worker responded to the students asking, “Does it matter?” The students replied stating, “No. I just can’t figure it out. It’s just so hard. I can’t figure it out.” The music teacher smiles and laughs as she describes the students’ remarks and says, “I was just like, that’s the goal.”
Twitter users were quick to criticize the music teacher’s boasting about deliberately confusing children about gender.
One Twitter user responded, “This Valentine Hills Elementary teacher in Moundsview, MN should not be teaching anymore.”
“Her goal should have been to inspire and teach students about music. She says that her goal is to mislead as many children as possible about her sexuality.” Another person responded.
Another user tweeted, “That’s our goal.” It’s not to educate. It’s to cause chaos and confusion.
According to Alpha News, parents, and former students have identified the teacher as Kourtney Ryan. She is a teacher at Valentine Hills Elementary School, which is part of Moundsview Public Schools in St. Paul.
Fox News Digital reached Ryan and the Moundsview Public Schools Public Relations Directors but did not get a response at the time of publication. Mounds View Public Schools is on spring break during the week of March 12. However, it is not clear if this is why comments have not been returned.
Teachers from all over the country are open about their sexual identities and encourage students to hide this information from their parents.
Lane Cogdill, a Maryland teacher claimed that it was district policy for students to withhold information about their parents’ plans to change gender. According to the teacher, for seven years she had introduced herself to students at the beginning of each school year and explained her identity. The teacher would ask students for their names and pronouns if they were unsure about their identity. She also helped them keep these details secret from their parents and school if necessary.
“I always ask a trans or questioning student, as soon as I find out, ‘What is the name you prefer? What pronouns do you prefer? Who else knows? And how would you like me to refer to you when I speak to your family, to the administrators, to other teachers, in front of other students?’ Some students ask me not to disclose their identity, and that’s a promise I always honor,” Cogdill bragged.