New Brunswick’s Minister of Education is considering requiring parental consent before teachers are permitted to call their children with random pronouns — something that teachers are currently allowed to do.

Minister Bill Hogan has not provided comment on the matter while the policy is under review, but admitted parental backlash sparked the debate.

But Hogan did confirm he’s reviewing Policy 713, made to support LGBT students, “after hearing concerns and misunderstandings of its implementation.”

One section under review says that teachers need to respect students’ preferred pronouns, even if the child declines to inform his or her parents.

For students under 16, schools are required to ask parents for consent before changing a child’s name on a report card and other official documents.

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