More

    Parent adviser sought as Fairbanks weighs adding LGBTQ curriculum

    AlaskaWatchman.com

    In preparation to launch a curriculum overhaul that would expose Fairbanks students to radical sexual ideologies in English and social studies, the Fairbanks North Star Borough is seeking to add a parent member to its Curriculum Advisory Committee.

    The committee is revising the 7-12 grade English/Language Arts and K-12 grade social studies curriculum. The initial draft is finished, but work continues on the plan.

    According to the school district’s website, the new curriculum would include “LGBTQ+ Literature” for 11-12th grade students. The elective class would fulfill part of the English requirement for graduation. Proposed readings include highly controversial novels and poems that have been criticized for sexual explicitness, explicit language, sexual violence and scenes of homosexual sex.

    A second one-semester class for 10-11th grade students would fulfill a social studies requirement. This course includes an option that familiarizes students with the LGBTQ political movement and frames the LGBTQ agenda in terms of the historic civil rights struggles of African Americans and women.

    In considering these changes the school district website states, “It’s important to the School Board that parents and community members are actively involved in this review of what is taught in our community’s classrooms.”

    To serve on the advisory committee a parent must have a child enrolled in the school district.

    Further revisions are expected before the proposed curriculum changes go before the Fairbanks School Board for a vote in the spring of 2020. Feedback from the public is being accepted throughout the process, and drafts of each revision will be posted on the school district’s website. They can be viewed here.

    Click her to apply to be a parent member of the Curriculum Advisory Committee.

    For more information, email Jennifer Morgan at jennifer.morgan@k12northstar.org

    Share this article

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Donate

    Alaska Watchman relies on the generous support of our readers. All donations go directly to supporting and expanding our news coverage. Please consider becoming a regular supporter.

    Select a Donation Option (USD)

    Enter Donation Amount (USD)

    Donate

    $
    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $100.00

    Stay Informed

    Receive breaking stories and analysis from the Alaska Watchman directly to your inbox for free.

    No spam ever. Guaranteed.

    Latest articles

    Abortion is the paramount political issue

    “The future of Alaska is at stake!” “The future of America is at stake!” Liberals, conservatives,...

    The ‘equity’ police are really after political power

    Both in Alaska and around the country we hear a lot these days about the quest for “equity” in city council meetings,...

    Ballot Measure 2 replaces fair elections with political trickery

    You’ve likely heard the saying that politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often, and for the same reason.

    Fairbanks resumes push to radicalize schools with LGBT, anti-Christian courses

    Wouldn't it make sense that if parents objected to the pornography in the proposed Fairbanks North Star Borough School District curriculum that...

    News tips