Contributors: Figueroa, A., & Boisrond, C.
Topic: Data Collection/Evaluation, Social Justice
Population Focus: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming
According to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators, more than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Fifty-six percent reported some form of workplace discrimination or harassment. Primarily this came from the administration or colleagues, not from students. Despite these negative experiences, there were bright spots: 40 percent of respondents said their students were more accepting of them than others at school. Additionally, some respondents said they felt times have changed, with people more understanding and accepting than they were even a few years ago.