Your Kindergartener WILL Learn About Transgenderism, And You Won’t Be Notified
This month, a nationally ranked K-12 school in Minnesota, adopted a policy stating that not only will parents not be allowed to "opt out" of having their children taught transgender identity in kindergarten, but they will not even be notified about the teaching.
Nova Classical Academy "will not adopt any gender policy that allows parents to opt out of the requirements in the NP-601 Gender Inclusion Policy based on religious or conscience objections," according to the summary of a legal settlement provided by the LGBT activist group Gender Justice. But it gets worse.
"Nova will not call parents' or guardians' attention to the policy or law allowing them to opt out of specific instruction regarding gender inclusion," the summary added.
Nova parents got a taste of what this policy feels like last week when Rocklin Academy in Sacramento, Calif., hosted a kindergarten "gender reveal" party, traumatizing little boys and girls.
"These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified," Karen England, executive director at the Capital Resource Institute, told CBS News.
Why did they feel betrayed? A boy in the kindergarten class came to school dressed as a boy, left the party for a few minutes, and then returned as a girl. Imagine how this affected the five-year-old children.
"My daughter came home crying and shaking, so afraid she could turn into a boy," one parent said. Another parent insisted, "I want [my daughter] to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family, not from a book that may be controversial."
Another girl at Rocklin Academy was sent to the principal's office this month. Her crime? Referring to a biological boy who "transitioned" into a girl — by the name he had while he was in her class last year. She did not even know he had "transitioned," and she was punished for it, anyway.
Such "betrayal" has become official policy at Nova Classical Academy, a public charter school that enrolls 920 students and which U.S. News and World Report ranked the number 1 high school in Minnesota and number 16 high school in the nation, based on the 2013-2014 school year.
Nova adopted the policy as part of a legal settlement. In March 2016, David and Hannah Edwards, parents of a child born male but identifying as a girl, filed a complaint against the school, claiming that it "failed to protect their child and other gender nonconforming and transgender students at Nova from persistent gender-based bullying and hostility."
The Edwardses also claimed the school "denied their child the ability to undergo a gender transition at Nova in a safe and timely way." The lawsuit, in which Gender Justice represented the Edwardes, alleged that Nova violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act and the St. Paul Human Rights Ordinance.