Some Parents Find Gender Neutral ‘Mx’ Title Used by Teacher at Missouri Elementary School Inappropriate

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) — Students were back in class for the first day of school in the Kirkwood School District on Thursday. At Keysor Elementary School, students welcomed a new teacher who doesn’t go by Mr. or Mrs. but instead uses the non-gender title of Mx.

Some people don’t identify as male or female, which is most commonly referred to as non-binary. They often prefer the pronoun “they” and prefer to uses the honorific title of Mx., which is pronounced “mix.”

A few parents said they thought it was inappropriate to allow the subject of gender identity to be brought into a grade school classroom.

“It’s up to the parents to guide in things of identity or of beliefs as the children are in their formative years,” said Erin Keplinger.

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