Educators should never be required to deceive parents about information pertaining to their children’s mental health. Not only is this a violation of parental rights, but it’s also a violation of teachers’ freedom of speech and religion.
Further, children should not be left on their own to navigate difficult issues such as gender dysphoria.
Remarkably, public schools are now pressuring teachers into actively deceiving parents when a child has become confused about their sex.
Alaska Family Council received the following email, below, directly from a teacher within the Anchorage School District, who wishes to remain anonymous. The email is from a school counselor regarding a 12-year-old child.
“STUDENT filled out the Title IX form with me today.
NEW NAME likes to be called NEW NAME in school, but NEW NAME goes by OLD NAME at home.
NEW NAME uses the pronouns THEY.
Also, NEW NAME prefers to use the nurse’s office rather than the girls’ bathroom.
When contacting home, please refer to NEW NAME LASTNAME as OLD NAME LASTNAME (Uses their birth name) because NEW NAME has not told their parents about their gender choices yet.
We won’t add NEW NAME’s Nickname on Q yet until NEW NAME’s approval.
Thank you for your understanding and for taking care of our students.”
Some might call this a smoking gun.
Policies that force teachers to keep parents in the dark when it comes to students’ intentions to “change” genders and socially “transition” at school are being challenged and shot down in court.
Recently, in a major victory for parents’ rights in California, a federal judge blocked a school district from enforcing these kind of policies. (Read decision here).
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When teachers are required to use students’ “preferred pronouns” or chosen names during the school day, but when speaking with parents, they’re instructed to use the students’ biological pronouns and legal names, public schools become adversaries of parents and teachers and they must be stopped.
Many school policies overtly state that there is no need to reveal a student’s transgender status to individuals who do not have a “legitimate need for the information, without the student’s consent.” Incredibly, these policies assume that parents or caretakers do not have a right to be involved in the health and wellbeing of their very own children.
Alaska Family Council is working diligently with legal experts right now to hold those accountable who are responsible for this madness. We’ll have an announcement very soon. Parents, teachers and students deserve better.
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The views expressed here are those of the author.