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Author: Larry Sand, originally published September 13, 2022 at www.forkidsandcountry.org
It's back-to-school time, and the culture chasm is wider than ever.
In January, a Gallup poll found that Americans' belief in grade-school teachers' honesty and ethics had dropped to 64%, an all-time low. Then in July, another Gallup poll showed that just 28 percent of Americans have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in public schools – the second-lowest this figure has been since Gallup began asking this question in 1973. At the same time, a just published PDK International survey reveals that only 50% of all adults have confidence that teachers can teach civics, and just 38% believe that they can handle "gender/sexuality issues."
What could possibly be causing such negativity? For the most part it is due to the "woke" revolution that is impacting the lives of American children.
For example, in a video released by Project Veritas earlier this month, we see Jeremy Boland, an assistant principal at a Greenwich, Connecticut public school, boasting that his school, and presumably his district, is able to instill a progressive culture without anyone noticing. The school's hiring process, he explains, is geared to accomplish the task. Through a series of questions, he is able to find teachers who will deliver a progressive message to the students.
Prospective teachers who are Catholics or over 30 are disqualified. They're too set in their ways, he says. Catholics are unlikely "to acknowledge a child's gender preferences or go against parents," adding, "You don't hire them."
While the assistant principal was quickly put on leave after the video surfaced, a veteran former school board member in Greenwich attests that Boland's comments are not atypical. "I can say with a high degree of confidence that Mr. Boland is not alone," he said.
"Not alone" is an understatement. In fact, Mr. Boland has plenty of company. Especially in the area of sex and gender indoctrination, education in America – from hiring practices to teacher training to classroom curricula – has become a woke cesspool. To wit:
Northwest Teaching for Social Justice hosts an annual conference where hundreds of teachers learn how to "break the gender binary." One session from the organization's 2021 conference had participants engage in "gender-based, student-friendly activities, including introducing gender as a socially constructed concept and exploring gender identities worldwide."
In Philadelphia, the school district has encouraged teachers to attend a conference on "kink," "BDSM," "trans sex," and "masturbation sleeves."
In Illinois, the Evanston–Skokie school district adopts a curriculum that teaches pre-K through third-grade students to "break the binary" of gender.
Ground zero for all around wackiness is California, where the state puts its stamp on an endless parade of perversity.
The Golden State recently passed a "Menstrual Equity Act," which stipulates that at least one boys' bathroom in every middle and high school have tampon dispensers.
Also, the state's education department is recommending books to young students that teach expanded sexualities and gender identities. For example, the state recommends "Julian is a Mermaid" for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The book describes a young boy who wants to be a sea-dwelling creature, after he sees a parade of people dressed up as mermaids while out with his grandmother. The boy puts on lipstick, makes himself a mermaid costume, and his grandmother gives him a beaded necklace to complete his outfit.
A high school teacher in the Capistrano school district has a "queer library" in her classroom. It is filled with over 100 books – some of which contain sex imagery, information on orgies, sex parties, and BDSM.
In Los Angeles, the school district proudly hosts a "Rainbow Club," which is a 10-week district-wide virtual club for "LGBTQ+ elementary school students, their friends and their grown-ups." The poster specifies that it is for children in TK-5th grade. ("TK" or transitional kindergarten is comprised of 4-year-olds.)
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