“Teachers and staff cannot willfully hide kids’ mental health information from their parents, especially as some of the decisions children are making at school have potentially life-altering ramifications.” – Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Ryan Bangert

The Left’s relentless assault on biology and their determination to confuse elementary school children on what it means to be a boy or a girl are having an enormous, negative impact on parental rights. 

In public schools across America, there are teachers, principals, counselors and administrators who are keeping separate health records on students and withholding critical mental health matters from parents.

Policies in place are instructing school district employees to exclude parents from children’s health decisions regarding gender confusion and pronoun use. 

In Maryland a few days ago, a federal judge actually ruled that public schools have a right to hide children’s gender identity from parents and that the state has the right to deceive parents about whether or not their children are choosing to live as the opposite sex.

According to this judge and the school district that defended its policy, the State – in the form of the local school board – has the right to deceive parents about this fundamental aspect of their child’s life.

No they do not, and it’s time to act.

If you have any evidence that your public school is keeping information about students please email us at or call us at 907-317-7268.

Be pro-active. You are the parent. Ask to see your school’s policy on kids using different pronouns. Ask if the principal approves whether or not parents can be left in the dark about gender identity issues. If they do, ask for any written documents that support the school withholding information from parents. 

We are doing our part as a faith-based, public policy ministry to gather evidence and take action. But we need you to be our eyes and ears.

Public schools should never hide information or lie to parents about a child’s mental health, and schools should never compel teachers to perpetrate such a deception.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Enough! Alaskans must push back against schools that trample parental rights

Jim Minnery
A lifelong Alaskan, Jim Minnery has served as the executive director of Alaska Family Council since its inception in 2006.


  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Imagine: hard-working parents paying taxes to support an institution that poisons their children against them. That is America today.

  • Dave Donley says:

    Current Anchorage School District “guidelines,” which are adopted by the District Administration and not School Board approved “policy,” provide for the intentional concealing high school student pronoun use from parents. The current “Administrative Guidelines: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students and Employees” states on Page 6 IX. C. “When contacting parent or guardian of a transgender student, school staff should use the student’s legal name and the pronoun corresponding to the student’s gender assigned at birth, unless the student, parent, or guardian has specified otherwise.” On Page 8 XIV. B. states: “Generally, notification of a student’s parent about his or her gender identity, expression or transition is unnecessary, . . .”. I have requested the removal of this language and its replacement with language supporting the parents’ notification and right to know.
    Dave Donley speaking only for myself and not the ASD or School Board

  • Dave Donley says:

    As a parent and member of the Anchorage School Board, I strongly oppose the current ASD guidelines (which are not Board adopted “policy”) to not inform parents of their children’s selection of pronouns. I have requested the ASD Administration amend these guidelines to ensure that parents are fully advised of all matters involving their children. The School Board has not approved such guidelines and did not approve any “questionnaire” that asks about them. If they had been brought before the Board for approval, I would have opposed them and will vote against them any chance I get.
    Speaking only for myself and my wife and not the ASD or School Board.
    Dave Donley

  • MF says:

    I don’t want to contribute to these evil institutions anymore, (public schools). I want a choice on where my property taxes go. Why can’t we do that?

  • Chris Emond says:

    You can bet that the Mat-Su Health Foundation is smack-dab in the middle of these efforts! Follow the money – look and who they give grants to AND look at the contracts & “consultants” they work with. Wonder where this “woke”
    Ideology is coming from? Funded by profits from Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, the Mat-Su Health Foundation is pursuing a radical left agenda. Do the research for yourself….look at the financials statements and audits at (you won’t find Mat-Su Health Foundation….but the legal name is Valley Hospital Association Inc.) It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out how much profit the hospital makes when you look at the foundation’s tax filings and understand they own 35% of the hospital. And you can see who they give funds to…oh…compare THAT list to the list of The Board of Directors….no surprise there…follow the money….that’s all you need to know!

  • Kimberly Jennings says:

    Stand up for your rights and your children’s rights. The public schools and government can not just teach whatever they want. Parents do.