September 7, 2017 by USPIE Director of Communications April Few
Many young people cannot tell you who founded America, but most can describe the gender spectrum, gender binary, and transgender identities.
Transgender ideology is infiltrating our laws, our schools, and our children. There is an overwhelming drive to indoctrinate young children with this dysphoric counterculture.
“Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts,” wrote Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians.
Education should not be a means to push political ideology, most of which young children cannot comprehend. For example, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina had “Jacob’s New Dress” as a part of their first grade reading requirements. “Jacob’s New Dress” is a book about a young boy who wants to wear girl’s clothes.
After backlash from teachers, parents, and N.C. lawmakers, the book has been removed from the reading list.
“The purpose of our elementary schools is to teach writing, reading and arithmetic, not to encourage boys to wear dresses,” said executive director Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Values Coalition. “These lessons found in ‘Jacob’s New Dress’ and ‘My Princess Boy’ and other transgender curriculum are not appropriate for any child whose parents support traditional family values.”
There has been an obvious social justice and forced tolerance shift in schools, away from academics. The transgender movement is sweeping across America, and without parental permission.
Now, there are Drag Queen Story times for children of all ages and online “educational” videos titled “Queer Kid Stuff” geared for young children which normalize gender dysphoria and teach them all about how to be “trans,” never considering the emotional and psychological damage being done. The target audience for teaching gender identity and transgender ideology is getting younger and younger.
Not surprisingly, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) paved the way to teaching transgender ideology through national standards. The National Sexuality Education Standards teach young children abstract ideas such as gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity.
On the National Sexuality Education Standards Advisory Committee sit, among others, the Director of Training and Curriculum Development of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Director of National Education Initiatives of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Director of Public Policy of Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). These are all pro-comprehensive sex education organizations.
With the hyper sexualized, do-what-makes-you-feel-good, no consequences culture we live in, many parents feel they want to have more control over their child’s education, something that is proving difficult in public school systems around the country.
For one Maine couple, homeschooling their children “was a way to ensure their familial values had a place in their children’s education as well as to offer their children the opportunity to learn in a format that was best for them.”
We are all stakeholders. Even if you do not have children in the public school system your tax dollars are still being spent to indoctrinate future generations.
United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) is working to remove the federal government from local education to stop political indoctrination of children. USPIE believes homeschooling is the best alternative until education laws are changed and the U.S. Department of Education no longer exists.
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