Parents of kindergartners in a Virginia school district are furious after the school exposed their kids to transgender activists in the classroom without parental permission.
Parents of the tots at Ashlawn Elementary School in Arlington were upset when kids were visited by transgender activist Sarah McBride in February. The school invited the activist to read a book about transgenderism and transition to the small children.
That wasn’t all.
According to The Blaze:
The class — which is taught by openly gay teacher Jaim Foster — as well as the school permitted McBride to read the book, “I Am Jazz,” the story of a young boy’s transition into a young woman, to the children.
McBride, who is a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign in addition to being a trans activist, told the children that boys can have “a girl brain but a boy body” and vice versa.
When parents found out and began complaining, the school claimed that is sent a letter and parents were “notified by a letter ahead of time and were allowed to opt out if they chose.”
But not one of the parents seem ever to have received the letter.
The Blaze added that according to The Federalist’s Casey Chalk, “a copy of the February 22 letter provided to the Family Foundation of Virginia under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act shows absolutely no offer for parents to pull their kids out of the activity.”
“Moreover,” Chalk said, “although the letter notes that a book written by a transgender person would be read to the class, it does not explicitly say that kindergarteners will be told they may have a ‘girl brain but a boy body’ or a boy brain and a girl body, as the book claims.”
Naturally, the activists are adamant that the kids need to be exposed to his political agenda.
“All children should feel included, they should feel safe and dignified in their schools and communities, and what we find is LGBTQ children are especially vulnerable to violence and discrimination, especially in school and communities,” Human Rights Campaign representative Charlotte Clymer insisted. “So we want classmates, teachers, parents to make sure they are good allies, to make sure they include transgender and gender-expansive children in school curriculum and school activities.”
In other words, as far as the activists are concerned, parents should not be allowed to control anything the schools do.
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