“administrators told teachers – just don’t go there”
In Jefferson County, Colorado, the school district told teachers not to conduct gender surveys of students that included preferred pronouns.
The teacher union then told teachers that if they did conduct the surveys they should be paper surveys which could be destroyed afterwards. Essentially, the union allegedly tried to help teachers break the law and hide this from the district and parents, who are justifiably outraged.
CBS News Colorado reports:
Controversy erupts in Jefferson County after the teachers union tells educators to destroy evidence of student surveys regarding gender identity
Some parents in Jefferson County say teachers are breaking state and federal laws and their union is helping them get away with it.
At issue are student surveys about gender identity. While the school district says it’s unclear whether surveys about students’ preferred pronouns are illegal, there are several lawsuits regarding the issue. So, administrators told teachers – just don’t go there.
The teachers union told them something else. An email from Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) to teachers says, “if you do a questionnaire, please make it a paper and pencil activity – any digital records are more permanent and may be requested under federal law.”
The union also encouraged teachers to “make your notations about students and not hold on to the documents.”
Denice Crawford, who has three kids in the school district, says she was encouraged when the district sent an email to all employees before the school year started reminding them state and federal law prohibits mandatory surveys that ask kids about protected information and even voluntary surveys, it said, are illegal unless parents can opt out.
When her son came home with a survey asking about his gender identity she was more than surprised.
“Deceived, lied to, taken advantage of,” she said.
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This past spring, a teacher union in Colorado passed a resolution condemning capitalism.
FOX News reported:
Colorado teachers union passes resolution declaring capitalism ‘inherently exploits children, public schools’
The Colorado Education Association [CEA] reportedly passed a resolution that declares that “capitalism inherently exploits children, public schools, land, labor, and resources.”
A final version of the resolution that was passed states that “CEA believes that capitalism requires exploitation of children, public schools, land, labor, and/or resources. Capitalism is in opposition to fully addressing systemic racism (the school to prison pipeline), climate change, patriarchy, (gender and LGBTQ disparities), education inequality, and income inequality.
However, a screenshot captures an earlier draft of the resolution that included a call to replace capitalism with a “new equitable economic system.”
The screenshot of the original version of the resolutions reads “CEA believes that capitalism requires exploitation of children, public schools, land, labor, and/or resources and, therefore, the only way to fully address systemic racism (the school to prison pipeline), climate change, patriarchy (gender and LGBTQ disparities), education inequality, and income inequality is to dismantle capitalism and replace it with a new, equitable economic system.”
These people are radicals. If parents want this to stop, these people need to go. All of them.
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