The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has issued an internal memo explaining that refusal by public schools or teachers to refer to a transgender student by his or her preferred pronoun or name could be grounds for an investigation. It was reported Friday that the acting assistant secretary for civil rights, Candice Jackson, issued a memo on

June 6 calling on the department’s lawyers and investigators to consider complaints of discrimination by transgender students on a case-by-case basis.It was reported Friday that the acting assistant secretary for civil rights, Candice Jackson, issued a memo on June 6 calling on the department’s lawyers and investigators to consider complaints of discrimination by transgender students on a case-by-case basis.  READ MORE