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I agree that parents should be more involved in their children’s lives. However, there are some situations where the children don’t feel comfortable coming out as LGBTQ to their parents, and instead coming out first to their teachers, or Cadet officers, etc. Anecdotally, I have examples of both cases.So, bring this all home, how is any of this made better by keeping parent out of it?
Would things not be better if patents were more, not less involved in their children's lives?
That seems to be the relevant argument to me.
My understanding (and feel free to correct me) from knowing some teachers is that they generally aren’t trying to keep this sort of stuff away from parents unless there is a credible reason that telling the parents would cause harm to the child. So, if the new rule is “always tell the parent” but the family won’t take it well, it is an awkward position and an ethical dilemma as a teacher.