Why The Most Realistic Solution To Schools’ Trans Indoctrination Is Withdrawing Your Kids
By Margot Cleveland 30, 2017
Last week brought news of three troubling incidents entangling children as young as five in the ever-sprawling transgender agenda. First, as The Federalist’s Joy Pullmann detailed, a California charter school, Rocklin Academy, began the school year with the kindergarten teacher reading students a book about transgenderism.
After story-time ended, a male classmate suffering from gender dysphoria changed clothing and reappeared in a “gender reveal” as his “real” self—a “girl.” Parents only learned of the “lesson” when their confused and upset five-year-olds returned home that day. The parents showed up in force at their school board meeting to chastise the administrators for failing to inform them of the planned events or offer them the opportunity to opt their children out.
Explosive Ivy League Study Repressed For Finding Transgender Kids May Be A Social Contagion
By Joy Pullmann 31, 2018
“Rapid-onset gender dysphoria” among teens and young adults may be a social contagion linked with having friends who identify as LGBT, an identity politics peer culture, and an increase in internet use, finds a study out this month from a Brown University professor. The study was quickly yanked from Brown’s news releases after a transgender activist feeding frenzy, and the journal it was published in is reconsidering the publication. There is a parent and researcher-driven petition to stand behind the publication of the first study to look in detail at rapid-onset gender dysphoria.
The petition includes the following graph about gender referrals in the United Kingdom. Anecdotal and news reports, as well as the rapid recent growth in transgender treatment centers, indicates a similar phenomenon inside the United States.
Forcing Transgender Ideology on Kindergartens
Parental rights are under fire once again, this time at a Sacramento-area charter school. A kindergarten teacher at Rocklin Academy Gateway recently staged a “transition ceremony” for a gender-dysphoric student in her class, introducing him to other students as a boy before he changed into a dress and announced his new, female name.
Students were instructed to use that new name going forward. The teacher also gave a lesson about transgenderism to the entire class, using two books not included in the school’s curriculum — I Am Jazz and Red: A Crayon’s Story, both children’s books meant to affirm the idea that transgender identities should be accepted as reality.
And it didn’t stop there — Fox News reports that a first-grader at Rocklin Academy was subsequently sent to the principal’s office for “misgendering” a different classmate, calling him by his given name because she didn’t know that he now identifies as a girl. According to Karen England of Capitol Resource Institute, the school investigated to determine whether the student had bullied her classmate.
The kindergarten teacher did not notify parents of the lesson and ceremony in advance; they found out only after their children came home and told them. Many of the students reported being “deeply emotionally bothered and traumatized,” according to Jonathan Keller of California Family Council, a group that has been counseling the families about their rights.
In response to backlash from parents, the school principal sent a letter calling the books “age appropriate” and arguing that the school’s non-discrimination policy “protects all students, including on the basis of gender, gender identity, and gender expression.”
But this isn’t a question of whether the books were “age appropriate” or whether the school should “protect” its students. The question is whether parents have the right to reserve discussion of sensitive topics about sexuality with their own children to the time and the manner they believe is best for their children and their family.
Transgender bathroom policy investigated in Georgia school assault case
The complaint, filed on behalf of the parent of the girl, has the potential to upend a heated national debate on transgender students and their access to education bathrooms and locker rooms. The Obama administration sided with transgender students in their choice of school bathrooms, but the Trump administration scrapped that policy and said it was a local decision for schools and states.
Mom Describes Sexual Assault of 5-Y-O Daughter in School Bathroom After Transgender Policy
By Stoyan Zaimov OCTOBER 05, 2018
A mother has described the graphic sexual assault her 5-year-old daughter suffered in the girls’ bathroom a year after the school implemented its new transgender bathroom policy.
Pascha Thomas, the Georgia mother in question, shared her testimony on Wednesday in a video with the nonprofit legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom. She explained that her daughter was assaulted in November 2017 at an elementary school that is part of the City Schools of Decatur.
“My daughter stated to me that she was in class, and she asked the teacher if she could go to the bathroom. And the teacher said yes,” Thomas described.
“So she was in the bathroom and she was pulling up her pants, when one of her classmates came into her bathroom, a little boy. She tried to leave the bathroom, [but] the little boy pushed her against the bathroom stall. Basically pinned her up against there. She asked him to stop, he wouldn’t. He took his fingers and he was penetrating her through her pants. She asked him to stop, and stated several times that it hurt. He refused,” the mother continued.
“Once he was done, she went to class. I asked her if she told anyone about it. She started crying and said ‘No mama, I didn’t tell nobody, but I didn’t ask him to come in the bathroom with me. I didn’t know he was going to do that.'”
Transgender student policies continue to draw backlash in Pasco
The Pasco County school district’s posture on the treatment of transgender students has continued to generate heated debate, even as district officials have worked to offset criticism by stating their reliance on federal rules and court precedents.
During several recent meetings, a group of residents has asked the board to restrict restroom and locker room use to a student’s birth certificate gender. They also have demanded the district not penalize employees who refuse to monitor areas where transgender students are changing or showering, among other concerns.
A second group has pressured the district to hold its ground in protecting the rights of all students, regardless of how they identify themselves.
The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel has joined the side of those pushing for the rights of non-transgender students and teachers who might have privacy concerns relating to the rules and school experiences.
Some of the issues relate to a situation at Chasco Middle School, where a student who identifies as male asked to use the boys’ locker room during physical education classes. The school’s P.E. teachers said they did not want to supervise the locker room, and said they wanted to inform all parents and students of the transgender child’s presence — something the district said would violate that student’s rights.
First Grader Sent to Office, Investigated, for “Pronoun Mishap”
www.toddstarnes.com August 25, 2017
A first grader at a California charter school was sent to the principal’s office this week after she accidentally “mis-gendered” a transgender classmate in what’s being called a “pronoun mishap.”
The incident occurred at Rocklin Academy, a school rocked by controversy after a kindergarten teacher led an in-class discussion on transgenderism that included a “gender reveal” for a little boy who was transitioning to a little girl.
Parents were furious because they were not informed in advance and were not given the chance to opt-out their five-year-old’s from the classroom transgender activity. However, school leaders informed moms and dads – they were not allowed to opt-out – and the state did not require them to notify parents.
The latest incident occurred during the first week of school when a first grader came across a classmate on the playground. She called the student by his given name – apparently unaware that the boy now identified as a girl.
N.J. schools can keep transgender kids’ secret from parents, state says
It’s one of the most delicate and potentially combustible questions schools can face.
A teenager confides in a teacher that he or she is transgender and wants to transition at school without any family finding out about it.
Should the school call the student’s parents? And, if it does, what happens if mom and dad say no?
After years of school officials using their own best judgment, New Jersey has weighed in, siding with students and telling schools they must allow kids to change genders — even if their parents don’t know about or don’t want it to happen.
LGBT advocates are celebrating the new state guidance, saying it puts New Jersey among the national leaders in protecting transgender students from unaccepting or abusive parents. But parent and family groups argue schools should never keep such a significant and consequential secret from parents, who should have a right to know if their child says they are transgender.
“We always have believed that any discussion that affects our students should be an all-inclusive discussion,” said Rose Acerra, president of the New Jersey PTA. “(We) could never fully support anything that leaves the parent voice out.”
Of course, parental involvement is ideal, said Aaron Potenza of Garden State Equality, an LGBT advocacy organization. But that’s not always best for the student, he added.