Early in the school year I attended a meeting. I entered the room not knowing that this year, after over a quarter century in education, was to be markedly different for me. That day, I chatted easily with my fellow educators, all of us refreshed from the summer break. Looking back, I vividly remember how sunshine streamed in from the windows, how excited everyone was to meet in person, and how many were dressed in new professional attire. I had no idea at that time that the content of the meeting and events in my family life would leave me contemplating a career change.
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So because of gender ideology, you are not focusing on the future of your son in terms of grades, sports, or academics. It is really destroying his life. You need to confront this teachers, as a teacher yourself. Sue the school. Here is my podcast on a related matter. https://open.substack.com/pub/justingaffneysamuels/p/womens-colleges-arts-programs-social?r=6512g&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
I wonder if anyone has experience accessing their child's school records. My child has already graduated, and I'd like to find out if he was using different pronouns while enrolled in school. I imagine the administration will want to shield any teachers' personal records regarding pronouns, so I want to know what rights parents have before I approach them.
I teach in a private school, where we hold community-building events in which students are encouraged to explore their identities, with a focus on gender. Younger teachers and administrators lead these efforts with great enthusiasm, while the older, experienced teachers keep our mouths shut. I'm sure if I questioned any child's decision to change name or pronouns I would immediately be fired. I won't be surprised if we're told in the fall that we can no longer use "he" or "she," but must use "they" for all individuals. I love the idea of starting a micro school and will look into that. I don't think I can stomach another year of this, particularly since my own 18 yo son recently announced that he was trans and had already been taking hormones for several months. He has long dealt with depression and anxiety, is perhaps on the spectrum. We are grieving the loss of our child and the permanent harm to himself that we're unable to stop. Even if I can't help him (he has estranged us), maybe I can help others. When did we as a society decide that gender is no longer biological (a synonym for sex) and that that is what will be taught in schools? Did I miss the memo????? By the way, I'm liberal, as are most of the parents I talk to who are dealing with this insanity in their own families.
Do not be afraid of being called a bigot. It's literally the only weapon these communists have. Take that away and they are forced to argue in favor of mutilating autistic young girls.
Find a good, and sympathetic attorney. (Try Stephen Miller's conservative America First Foundation for a start. Their number is 1-972-247-3800.) Unite with other parents and sue EVERYONE . Start with
the "teacher," the school's principal, everyone on the school board. Remember, we don't fight with
weapons anymore. We fight with lawyers.
I'm a teacher certified in NJ. I wonder how many parents would be interested in homeschooling their kids in small groups, with a teacher like me actually planning and delivering the lessons? I refuse to set foot into a public school classroom right now. I interviewed at a Christian school but they also seem to have been captured by this ideology.
The statement about a "violation of Title IX" is false. Title IX is about SEX. It says NOTHING about GENDER. This is a false interpretation that the Biden Admin is promoting which is in great need of judicial review.
Your 8 bullet point questions are right. Thank you for articulating them exactly.
And let's not say that no one is speaking up. We speak up. We pay the price, which is invisible, once you've been ostracized. Vis, homeschooling. It is scary and a bit ridiculous to make it up as you go in such a highly evolved societal setting. But that is what we are doing, and yes, my little cart is better for me than your spaceship.
Another reason is, we really do firmly support and believe in civil rights. Our diversity as a society, and our achievements in civil rights, is a major point of pride for us. So this was coming at parents smiling as a friend and a mentor. Our first step was to check ourselves. And then to defend ourselves on cherished ethical beliefs that we had long sought to live by. Once you are defending with this, you have lost.
We are speaking out, disengaging, and reestablishing authentic community.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
You and the other teachers need to speak up at faculty meetings or at parent school meetings. It only takes one or two courageous people to stand up against evil and others will follow. Are you still “affirming” students in your role as a teacher?
People being "afraid of misspeaking, and deemed bigots" is exactly why we are where we are. People need to stop being afraid and speak up for what is right. Stop just going along to get along. Kids are being harmed in the meantime.
The school not telling the parents infuriates me to no end. A teacher is a mouthpiece for the state. A teacher having secret conversations and holding secrets from parents together is the state doing so. It is the state interfering with your parenting. The state separating you from your child. The state inserting itself betwen you and your child. This is absolutely unacceptable, creepy, dangerous, and corrupt.
That’s what I’m afraid of. Where I grew up we have a saying “pig will find mud anywhere”. Homeschooling will only let her spend more time on line and other schools I looked into all have the GSA clubs. Have you done anything that helped?
Brilliant exposition. Thank you.
Never give up. We need people of intelligence and integrity within the system doing exactly what you are doing.
Please don't leave education. We need more teachers like you who are ready to truly protect children. The more people stand up for the truth, the more that will join the fight. I am so happy that your son was saved from the cult. Please continue to help protect other children. Everyone should vow to do one activist activity a week to stop the trans'ing of children and young people. What will you do this week?
"afraid of misspeaking and being deemed bigots" THAT IS WHAT THEY COUNT ON. Pressure from above and pressure from below, where you and your peers are. RISE UP or prepare for homofacism.
"I am Dr. Scott Lively and I’m here to explain how the LGBT movement gained legal, cultural and political supremacy over Christianity in America in just 50 years. It advanced through five stages and four supreme court rulings."
The Five Stages of Homofascism are:
4. Forced Participation
5. Punishment of Dissenters
The original goal of the LGBT movement in the 1950s was tolerance, what Dale Jennings of the Mattachine Society called “The right to be left alone.”
"Equality of outcomes" is a false song. We have to take a stand now or lose it all. I don't have the time or space to go on about what we are losing, but essentially, our inheritance. Sometimes we don't realize what we have until its gone. 1000 years of darkness is on the horizon if we go quietly into the good night. Please do not go quietly!
Thank you for sharing your story! It is great to see that not all the teachers drank the cool aid. I’m at a point where e I don’t trust anyone at my kids school. I’m in a very similar boat with my daughter. She started puberty while on lockdown. After she started middle school this year she started identifying as trans. She told me that there are two teachers and most of her friends at school that call her by the male name. Recently, after many conversations and some changes in our day to day life, she decided that she is non-binary, but she refuses to go back to her name in school. I am happy she moved away from trans and acknowledges the dangers of medical transition. But sometimes I feel that she’s being trained by someone to act this way with me so that I’d get off her back. When I talk to her she is using someone else phrases. I can’t wait for the summer so that I can get her away from all of that but I’m not sure what to do next.