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‘My government just told me I don’t matter’: Trans students on Betsy DeVos’ school bathroom decision

By Rebecca Ruiz

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Grace Dolan-Sandrino, a 17-year-old transgender high school student, was prepared for the Department of Education to let her down.

The federal agency had done so already a year ago, she says, when it rescinded an Obama-era guidance advising schools to allow trans students use of bathroom facilities that matched their gender identity.

Dolan-Sandrino, however, didn’t expect the department to openly abandon students like her by refusing to investigate or take action on complaints filed by children and teens whose schools implement discriminatory bathroom policies. But, as of Monday, that became the agency’s …

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