The Only Surprise Is that Parents Are Just Now Learning About LGBTQ+ Curricula in Their Children’s Schools by Michael L. Brown for Ask Dr Brown
Across the country, parents are reacting with shock and outrage as they discover what their kids are learning in school. These children are being indoctrinated by an aggressive, one-sided, radical LGBTQ+ curriculum, causing many parents to push back aggressively. What surprises me, though, is not that the parents are upset. What surprises me is that many are just finding out about this now, since this indoctrination has been going on for many years.
For example, it was back in 2006 that the New York Times reported, “As their children head into adolescence, some parents are choosing to block puberty medically to buy time for them to figure out who they are, raising a host of ethical questions.” Not surprisingly, “some schools are engaged in a steep learning curve to dismantle gender stereotypes.”
What exactly does this mean? “At the Park Day School in Oakland, teachers are taught a gender-neutral vocabulary and are urged to line up students by sneaker color rather than by gender. ‘We are careful not to create a situation where students are being boxed in,’ said Tom Little, the school’s director. ‘We allow them to move back and forth until something feels right.’”
Yes, this was in 2006, and Park Day School is an elementary school, albeit a private school.
Should we be shocked today to learn that this gender-confused ideology has spread to schools throughout the country?
Already in 2011, when A Queer Thing Happened to America was published, I could cite this “Official Policy of the San Francisco Unified School District School Board” (SFUSD): “Restroom Accessibility: Students shall have access to the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity exclusively and consistently at school.”
I also cited this, from the Los Angeles Unified School District Reference Guide: “‘Gender identity’ refers to one’s understanding, interests, outlook, and feelings about whether one is female or male, or both, or neither, regardless of one’s biological sex.”
Note those last words carefully: “regardless of one’s biological sex.” This radical agenda is hardly new.
Already in 2011, I could write that, “Children in elementary schools will be exposed to the rightness and complete normality of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender expression – witness highly-praised academic books such as The Queering of Elementary Education – and opposing views will be branded as dangerous and homophobic, to be silenced and excluded from the classroom.”
And get this: Queering Elementary Education came out in 1999. Yes, 1999! Chew on that for a moment. (The subtitle of the book was Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling, and it was part of the series Curriculum, Cultures, and [Homo]Sexualities Series.)