Parental Rights

Over the last few days the Alaska Watchman has published several documented reports on how two Fairbanks middle schools are attempting to disseminate radical LGBTQ ideology to 6th-8th grade children.

The good news is that both schools have been forced to make changes, at least on the surface. Within hours of our report on Ryan Middle, officials scrubbed the school website of all links to highly explicit websites that provided students detailed advice on how to have various LGBTQ sexual encounters. Likewise, Randy Smith Middle changed the description of a class that was initially intended to be a so-called “safe space” for children to explore (without parental permission) various gender expressions and sexual orientations.

While the changes are welcome, the reality is that these schools employ teachers, counselors and staff who remain committed to pushing extreme, ideologically driven sexual propaganda on impressionable children.

In exposing these plans, the Watchman’s goal is to empower parents with verifiable knowledge that can be used to hold educators accountable. This is not a one-and-done struggle. It will take motivated and courageous moms, dads and grandparents to begin the long process of rooting out bad actors who have infiltrated our publicly funded government schools. These so-called educators may make some surface-level changes, but to truly reform our schools, we need a change of the guard – at the school board, administrative and school levels.

Barring any meaningful changes, parents must be willing to think outside the brick-and-mortar school mold and consider publicly funded homeschool options, private schooling or independent home education.

The reality is that public schools exist to assist parents in the education of their children. In as much as that “assistance” has turned into outright betrayal, parents must exercise their God-given authority and find alternate ways to form the hearts and minds of those entrusted to them.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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Parents must be relentless in holding Alaska’s public schools to account

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Great article. I read tge one originally exposing this corrupt school tactic. I’m so glad you write these articles so parents can actually see what is going on behind their backs. Parents are so busy trying to keep food on tge table and a roof over their heads they often don’t see/hear these kind of things. Great job keep up your great work exposing this.

  • JH says:

    I am currently recruiting potential members for a Moms For Liberty chapter in Fairbanks. Please visit and review the organization’s goals and mission. You can also visit their YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. If their philosophies, goals, achievements, and courses of action appeal to you, please email me at and tell me about yourself, your experiences over the last 2.5 years and why you would want to join a local Fairbanks chapter. Thank you. God Bless.