In an earlier story we talked about Washington States Department of Education (OSPI) plans to teach gender identity beginning in kindergarten starting in the 2017/2108 school year. We shared the link to the new guidelines (covered under the Health and Safety section). We also reported on the positions of the candidates for State Superintendent of School.
Today we bring you a letter created by The Family Policy Institute in which they offer interested parties a template that can be used to send to your local school board members (and perhaps your elected State representatives). Whether you use this or create your own we encourage you to weigh in and let them know what you think.
We believe that Kindergarten is NOT the time to raise an issue that 99.9999% of the children will have no idea about. Indeed, we believe that the entire subject can be left until Junior High when the sexual awareness is in full bloom. We have no issue with people exploring and questioning and seeking counseling if they have gender identity issues – it’s an issue of timing and who initiates and controls the effort. We also believe that parents should play the principal and primary role in any such discussions – not schools.
Take a look at this letter (it’s in Word 2003 format). gender_teaching_letter_school_boards_sept_2016
Feel free to share the letter and this blog post. Inaction means that those in charge will impose their will – they never asked for public feedback – they think they know best.