In Anchorage, at least one classroom teacher has asked students as young as the fifth grade to tell her what their pronouns are: He/him, She/her, or They/them.
Bad grammar aside, it’s gender identity conditioning for pre-teens. And parents don’t always know about it.
Jay McDonald, a parent in the district who spoke to administrators recently, discovered that the schools are coaching children to keep gender pronoun preferences from their own parents.
McDonald met with Melanie Sutton, curriculum coordinator and instructional support professional for health and social-emotional learning, and one other administrator.
They told McDonald that teachers are not having gender-identity conversations with students in elementary school, and that there is no material or curriculum about gender identity in the Anchorage Elementary Schools. McDonald taped the conversation:
During the five-minute conversation, the administrators tell McDonald that nothing of the gender-identity agenda is being pushed on elementary school children, and that children are picking up clues from the “changing” culture and bringing their gender identity choices to school with them.
Photographs taken by parents of materials from Day 1 of the 5th grade in an Anchorage School District classroom tell a different story. The materials ask the student to choose a gender identity and at the bottom of the material, the student is advised the information will be kept private.
Meanwhile, in Maryland, a judge has dismissed a complaint against Montgomery County Public Schools made by three parents who claim the district’s “gender identity” guidelines violated their state and constitutional rights. According to the guidelines, teachers are permitted to socially transition students to a different “gender identity” at school, without their parents’ consent or knowledge, according to the PostMillenial website.
The parents, who filed the lawsuit anonymously in 2020 against the Montgomery County Board of Education, argued that the guidelines violated their right under the 14th amendment “to direct the care, custody, education, and control of their minor children,” the PostMillennial reports.
In the spring, Anchorage parents logging into the shared database with the school district were shown a different panel than the ones that the teachers and administrators can see. What the teachers can see that the parents are not allowed to see is what gender the child prefers to be known by.