A statement from the union circulated on social media said that staff were unaware of the links when they published the review and that it was being withdrawn as it was not “consistent” with the NEU’s view.
It’s not the content of the book, it’s who the book is associated with.
The review in the NEU’s Educate magazine said that the book answered questions about sex and gender in an “easy to access, non-threatening way” that was useful to parents and teachers.
The review was welcomed on social media by Transgender Trend, which said that they were “thrilled”.
But the connection between the book and the group, which campaigns for evidence-based healthcare and scientific teaching in schools, led to backlash from trans activists.
Who it’s associated with. Not OK.
Teachers should be wary of logical fallacies like poisoning the well and at hitlerium, no?