I read with interest a June 23 article regarding the recent Office for Civil Rights suit against Dorchester 2 School District. While this district excels in academics, especially considering its low operating budget, I am at a complete loss as to how some of its board members get elected.

Board member Barbara Crosby’s remarking that “if a child walks in tomorrow and wants to be a dog, can they be a dog too?” indicates the breadth of ignorance regarding the issue of transgender.

We can only hope that the spark of change is far-reaching and that ignorance indeed can begin to change with those who have the duty of monitoring the education of our youth.

Marilyn Pearcy

Renau Boulevard

Summerville