Others more clever than me have observed ‘never get between a Mama Bear and her cubs.’ Parents around the country are fighting back against the hard-Left takeover of public schools, using the courts, state legislatures, and several other means.
Parents are challenging books in school libraries and classrooms in record numbers. They’re objecting to sexually explicit content, profanity, anti-police messaging, and other left-wing indoctrination found in schoolbooks. The most-challenged books are “Gender Queer” and “Lawn Boy”, the latter a gay story normalizing sex acts between 4th-graders which has been criticized for encouraging pedophilia.
Members of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) have inundated Disney executives with almost 150,000 thousand phone calls and emails objecting to the company’s self-described ‘not-so-secret’ gay agenda. There’s a website where you can join this national campaign.
Parents in North Carolina protested an elementary school’s Satan Club which is an organized effort now pushing hard in several states. An elementary school in Pennsylvania refused to allow such a club.
The America First Legal Group has a website showing parents how they can assert the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (20 U.S.C. § 1232h) which allows parents to review curriculum and opt their children out of school surveys that pry into students’ sex lives, drug use, and attitudes.
In the courts, parents sued the Baltimore City Public Schools – where kids graduate from high school without being able to read – for failing children and wasting taxpayer money.
In Florida, a conservative legal foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of two parents against a school district for hiding the transgender counseling the school was giving their 12-year-old daughter who attempted suicide twice.
Similar suits against schools for secret gender transitioning have also been filed in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Maryland. One attorney for parents pointed out schools have parents sign forms for field trips and require parental consent before a school can give a child ibuprofen but somehow, magically, schools claim harmful gender transitioning is exempt from disclosure.
As for legislation, the Iowa House passed a bill to require schools to post their curriculum and materials online for parental review. A curriculum transparency bill is also pending in Arizona. Another bill in Arizona would prohibit schools from exposing kids to sexually explicit content without parental consent.
Which brings us to the new law in Florida that prohibits the early sexualization of young children third-grade and below in public schools, the law that made Disney throw a hissy fit. It’s already having results. At least two teachers are planning to leave the profession because they feel they are no longer free to talk to their students about their gay proclivities or their gay marriage.
What’s odd about these two is that they both teach above the third grade, so the law doesn’t even apply to them. Be that as it may, I say good riddance if you were only there to indoctrinate kids into the gay agenda.
Private sexual activity between consenting adults is one thing, but it’s quite another to claim the right to promote left-wing agendas in the classroom and interfere in your young charges’ sexual development.
Unfortunately, left-wing agitators no longer distinguish between the two. Being forced under penalty of law to shut your mouth about your sex life is what you get for coming between Mama Bears and their cubs.