The anxiety among the parents was huge. A transsexual teacher should educate their children in a Viennese school. Massive protests were the consequence. The transsexual teacher should leave the school.
Now the Education Secretary exercised her authority. The transsexual teacher is allowed to stay and teach the pupils. The Education Secretary explains: “Transsexuality is not a communicable disease. The pupils does not need to be protected in that case.”
Also the assistant federal chairwoman of the transgender community in Austria is relieved. “Qualification is the most important thing for a teacher. Not the appearance”, she said.