A Florida teacher sparked a firestorm of controversy after demanding that children as young as 9-years old refer to her by the "gender-neutral" term "Mix," abbreviated Mx., instead of the tradition Miss or Ms, reports The New American's Alex Newman. She also demanded that the young children use pronouns such as "they" and "their" instead of the traditional she and her. When outraged parents protested, the school initially defended the teacher. But when it became an international scandal, school officials backed down slightly, assuring parents that the teacher would not be trying to impose her gender ideology on children. Still, Newman says, the incident is just one symptom of the accelerating madness overtaking society via the government "education" system.