A grade school in Colorado held classes teaching six-year-olds about transgenderism despite the objection of parents.
Superior Elementary School in Boulder Valley School District, Colorado, refused to listen to parents of its students and administrators felt they knew better than those parents and decided to teach the kids about radical transgenderism despite the parents’ desires.
It all began last November, according to The Federalist.
Last November, the school showed children from kindergarten to fifth grade videos from “Queer Kid Stuff” and a stage play about transgenderism to promote “acceptance and inclusivity” especially related to the transgender community. Some parents are outraged and are seeking possible legal remedies.
Th school district, situated about 20 miles east of left-wing Boulder, sent out an email to parents informing them that their tiny children were going to be regaled by a performance by the “Trans Community Choir.”
The school also said that the kids would be treated to a performance of a gay-themed play called “Raven’s True Self.”
According to the memo, “This story is about a transgender raven in a community of animals … The story’s message is about the importance of being seen for who you are on the inside, rather than how you are perceived on the outside.” On the day this email came out, the same choir performed the same show for the first to fifth graders at Nederland Elementary School, another school of the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD).
But children at Superior elementary were promised more. The email included links to three videos that would be shown to kids prior to the musical performance: “He, She, and They – What is Gender,” “No More Gender Roles,” and “Expressing Myself, My Way.”
Some of the videos come from a Youtube channel called “Queer Kid Stuff.”
Eventually parents began to check into the items about to be pushed on their kids and some began to complain. One parent complained to the district and to local media.
“[The lesson] goes beyond a simple message of tolerance and acceptance. We support tolerance and acceptance, but this is simply not age-appropriate.” But Randy Barber, a school district spokesman, insisted that these videos and the stage play were age-appropriate. “We really don’t believe that you can be too young to learn about inclusivity and differences in the community,” he said.
District officials insisted that the parents could opt out for their children, but parents noted that no permission slips of opting out system was set up to do so. Worse, those parents who tried to opt out were ignored.
One dad went to school to find out what was going on. He walked into his daughter’s regular first-grade classroom and saw kids whose parents had opted them out remaining in the classroom and watching the video “He, She, and They – What is Gender.” After the video, the teacher had the kids partner up to talk about how they felt inside and what pronoun they each preferred.
Even more shocking to many parents is their discovery that BVSD has been trying to indoctrinate their kids for years. BVSD reportedly pays about $19,000 annually for its staff to be trained by “A Queer Endeavor,” a program in the CU-Boulder Department of Education, on how to embed LGBTQ worldviews into curriculum—a process they call “Queering the curriculum.” Their founder states, “Our approach moves beyond the anti-bullying discourse and works toward systemic change.”
Sorry, parents. But liberals don’t think you should be allowed to have any control over your own children.
It takes a village, ya know?
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