Bangor Maine Daily News reports:
University of Southern Maine officials announced Monday that they would not replace a professor who allegedly told her class there were only two biological sexes.Be sure to watch out for a "facilitated restorative justice meeting", and recite the expected mantras. This one flopped.
The alleged incident upset much of professor Christy Hammer’s graduate-level education class, instigating a mass walk out and triggering a facilitated restorative justice meeting last month where many students demanded Hammer be replaced.
Instead, USM will make an alternative, identical class available.
“We have developed an alternative plan for this class and will be opening a new section of this course for those students who would like to move,” university spokesperson Gina Marie Guadagnino said. “The original section taught by professor Hammer will continue for any student who wishes to remain in that class.”
But Hammer maintained her position on the binary nature of sex.Future teachers will know not to explain the binary nature of sex.
Leibiger hopes the incident will be instructive for the class of future teachers.