Transgender school lesson for 5-year-olds made parents furious


A kindergarten lesson on what it means to be transgender has sparked a backlash from parents in California as a kindergarten teacher introduced two pro-trans child-friendly books. The lesson at the Rocklin school was planned at the request of a 5-year-old classmate who had just come out to her class. The letter additionally disclosed the school’s policy on non-discrimination on the basis of “gender and gender identity”. But parents who are afraid of their children getting ‘confused’ are going to challenge it officially. Parents expressed concern over the curriculum, and contacted the California Family Council to represent them in a dialogue with the school district, condemning it for not notifying them about trans-inclusive education. They were afraid that their children might change gender.District Superintendent Robin Stout admitted that parents are not notified unless the curriculum falls under the opt-out provisions, which gender teaching materials are not included in. The Pacific Justice Institute, an advocate organisation for “defending religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties”, also weighed in on the issue.


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