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It seems that every few days another story emerges showing that progressives are lying when they claim sexuality and gender identity are not being taught to young children without their parents’ knowledge. This one, coming from a California school, further demonstrates why Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law is necessary.
Parents of children in the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) became incensed when they realized a third-grade teacher was colluding with district officials to instruct eight-year-old students on gender identity and sexuality. Video footage shows these parents castigating the school board at a meeting on April 19.
The parents filed a public records request, which turned up emails showing that the teacher was presenting videos on LGBTQ ideology to their children and making inappropriate comments about nudity. They identified the teacher as Tammy Tiber.
According to the parents and a blog post published by the Gender Identity K-12 Team on Substack, the educator reached out to Glendale Unified School District’s Teaching and Learning Department, after a parent removed her child from a lesson being taught via Zoom on LGBTQ Pride Month.
“Today I talked to my class about LGBTQ pride month and played 2 short videos from YouTube that were geared towards kids,” Tiber’s email read. “A parent who heard the lesson and discussion made her daughter leave Zoom and texted me asking me when I was done discussing sexual orientation so that she could let her kids back into Zoom. I was planning on doing more lessons tomorrow and Wednesday, but now I’m afraid to.”
The teacher provided links to YouTube videos designed to teach children about sexuality. The response from the district was “[d]o not be concerned or afraid,” and “[t]hank you for your bravery!”
At the school board meeting, one of the parents laid out the issue with Tiber’s choice of teaching. She said:
“Instead of this teacher being concerned of what she did wrong, she goes to a district employee and asks for ways of how she can continue to teach sexual orientation to her third grade class. You guys want us to believe that this isn’t a propaganda, that no agenda is being held? This wasn’t just any sexuality class. This was specifically designed three days a week. She taught LGBTQ curriculum in her class.”
The mother continued, highlighting the disrespect Tiber showed for the parents of children in her class. She said:
“It raises the question, how many of those students are excelling in that classroom? Is everybody in that class getting A’s in math, English, grammar, social studies that we can dedicate three days a week to teach eight-year-olds about sexual orientation? I don’t care what kind of sex is being discussed. The word ‘sexuality,’ ‘nudity’ does not belong in the ears in a classroom of eight-year-old kids. And when a parent showed their concern, what does this teacher do? Completely disregards and goes behind the parents back trying to find ways of how to continue these lesson plans.”
— Inside The Classroom (@InsideTheClass_) April 21, 2022
Another mother stood up and complained about how the district responded when Tiber reached out for advice on how to continue teaching her class about sexuality. She said:
“This district staffer goes even further and gives more media recommendations to the teacher, but says to steer clear of content that says sexual or coming out, since it may raise red flags. In other words, coaching this teacher on proven methods to push your agenda, but to stay under the radar. Immediately after the release of this email chain, the parents at Jefferson Elementary who have or have had Ms. Tiber as their child’s teacher reached out to the principal and demanded answers.”
The mother added: “Why is gender and sexuality issues being taught to eight-year-olds to begin with?”
— Inside The Classroom (@InsideTheClass_) April 21, 2022
As if this weren’t already horrific enough, it gets even worse.
According to the Gender Identity K-12 Team’s Substack post, a group of parents met with GUSD’s administration a week before the email exchange occurred. “The group met regarding the topic of exposing children to topics of gender identity and sexual orientation during elementary school, which parents were concerned was too early for their children,” the authors wrote. They continued:
“The parents were told that their concerns would be taken into consideration and that their voices were heard. One week later, we see in this email that GUSD administrators doubled down on exposing 3rd graders to a very specific gender ideology, even after a parent asked that her child be opted out of the ‘lessons.’”
What is even more egregious about this situation is that California prohibits parents from opting their children out of lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation. You read that right. Parents cannot prevent schools from presenting far-leftist ideas regarding these topics to their small children.
Even worse, California’s public schools are not even required to inform parents ahead of time when they plan to teach these lessons. The parents found out about this after seeing the lesson being taught to her child on Zoom amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The far left, instead of defending the teaching of this material, has chosen to lie about it. They ridicule anyone suggesting these topics are being taught to small children. It is a pathetic attempt to gaslight parents who are concerned about what teachers are teaching to their kids behind their backs.
But as more of these stories surface, it is becoming more and more difficult for progressives to continue lying about it. At some point, their deceptions on this matter will become impotent, and they will have to actually address the issue. The question is: How will they defend the indefensible?
Below you can see two of the videos the teacher showed, or was planning to show, her students:
Source: This post first appeared on RedState