Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Education Department Turns Mother And Father Into Parent 1 and Parent 2

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
The Department of Education Follows the State Department's lead (which previously (read link) changed passports to read Parent A, and Parent B) turns mother and father into Parent 1 and Parent 2.

from the department of education web site
The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will provide a new option for dependent applicants to describe their parents' marital status as "unmarried and both parents living together." Additionally, where appropriate, the new FAFSA form will also use terms like "Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent)" and "Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)" instead of gender-specific terms like "mother" and "father."

1 comment:

  1. Just imagine the Shalom Bais problems
    If a parent looks over their kids FAFSA form and sees that their listed as parent 2 and not parent 1.