• Principal Craig McCalla in front of Dexter’s Cornerstone Elementary School. BTL photo: Andrew Cohen

All Means All

By |2018-11-21T10:52:17-05:00November 21st, 2018|Michigan, News|

All in a Day’s Work
Two years ago, after the Michigan State Board of Education approved a set of policy recommendations for the support and inclusion of LGBTQ students, the father of a child attending Dexter’s Cornerstone Elementary School scheduled a meeting with principal Craig McCalla. He took issue with the school’s bathroom policy: allowing students to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender identity.
“I know what you’re gonna tell me; you’re one of those liberals,” said the father, according to McCalla, who could predict what was coming next.
“You’re lettin’ people in who wanna use ‘em,” said the father.
After McCalla replied yes, the father said, “Well I don’t think that’s right. I think you gotta know.”
McCalla calmly pointed out the absurdity of the angry parent’s argument.
“So what you’re asking me is, ‘Do you want the job of making sure everybody pulls down their pants before th