One of the most insidious of left wing programs is the push to replace parents with leftist school bureaucrats.
Just as Democrats replaced the nuclear family with government for Black Americans during the Great Society, now they are advocating radical transgender notions and urging young children to hide the propaganda from their parents. Worse, liberal schools are prompting kids to undertake life changing gender bending procedures without the consent or even knowledge of parents.
But Iowa parents are fighting back in courts and in the political arena. The day of the sleepy compliant parent is over.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 4, 2022
Fox: “Parents’ rights organization Parents Defending Education is suing an Iowa school district for policies allowing students to create “Gender Support Plans” without parental knowledge or consent.
According to the lawsuit, filed in the District Court for the Northern District of Iowa Tuesday, these policies authorize “children to make fundamentally important decisions about their gender identity without any parental involvement and to then hide these decisions from parents.”
Policies of the Linn-Mar Community School District in Iowa allow the school to assist students as young as 7th grade with a “Gender Support Plan,” aiding with the student’s gender transition. Parents do not have to be informed of the existence of the plan, and in some cases, it may be hidden from them.”
The school policy states that “The district shall not disclose information that may reveal a student’s transgender status to others including but not limited to other students, parents, and school staff.”
The lawsuit notes “A child’s gender identity implicates the most fundamental issues concerning the child, including the child’s religion, medical care, mental health, sense of self, and more. Yet despite ‘extensive precedent’ that parents must be involved in decisions concerning these types of issues … school districts across the country are increasingly excluding parents from decisionmaking when gender identity is involved.”
“It is unconscionable that school bureaucrats are actively seeking to undermine the relationship between a parent and their child, implying that these officials are a “safer” option compared to his or her family and codifying a practice of deliberately excluding families from significant life decisions,” Nicole Neily, founder and president of Parents Defending Education told press.
“While Linn-Mar administrators may play a role in a child’s life for a period of time, their presence ends when a student graduates – but meanwhile, mothers and fathers will always be there for their children, consoling them in their hour of need and picking up the pieces long past high school. Parents have clearly-established rights to be involved in decisions related to their children’s welfare, and we intend to defend the rights of Linn-Mar parents to do so,” she continued. This won’t be the last time parents stand up to educrats.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on August 4, 2022. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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