DISCLAIMER: This week's OC Voice mentions a CHCCS Board of Education member who is related to the author of the OC Report. Neither the OC Report author nor the Board of Education member provided input on the subject or writing of this column.
The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Christen Campbell is a French teacher at Chapel Hill High School.
Should students be allowed to choose to identify as nonbinary?
The answer should be a simple: Hell, yes.
Having taught about progressive cultures that have adopted the 3rd-person pronoun, it seems like an obvious choice to allow this option in a learning and social environment where our youth are trying to negotiate who they are, what they want to be, and, ever importantly, how they want to be perceived.