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Israeli school to fire a teacher for coming out as a trans woman

An award winning mathetmatics teacher in Israel was told she faces dismissal after coming out to her students as a transgender woman.

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15th May 2013 11:49

Alessia Valenza

Marina, who has been for the past three years an outstanding teacher and mentor, says Israel’s Center for Educational Technology (CET) wants her fired for merely discussing her gender identity.

She told her supervisor that on several occasions students asked her about her gender identity, and other issues such as a recent religious ruling that allowed a devout Jewish woman to undergo medically assisted procreation.

Marina was was shocked to get a hearing summons, which reads: ‘During classes to religious girls designated to to study of mathematics, you stimulated a discussion on religion, parenting and sexual orientation.

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