So for those of you who are parents in the Patriot News Daily audience, do you know what your kids are doing as they head back to school this month? Particularly those of you with kids who just started kindergarten, this is probably an exciting time for the child. PND readers probably have bright kids who already know a lot of what they’ll be taught in the first few weeks of school, but either way, you expect that kindergarten will teach your kids to be better readers, newly-initiated mathematicians, and how to get started on their way to being productive citizens and reliable friends.
Or, in case your kid happens to go to Rocklin Academy in California, they could be learning to discern whether or not they are boys or girls. Since, you know, they can decide that for themselves these days! Yes, it’s true. A kindergarten teacher at the charter school decided last week that not only would it be an excellent use of class time to discuss the phenomenon of transgender children, but that it would be wonderful to have such a child “reveal themselves” to the class in an impromptu ceremony!
To say the least, not all Rocklin parents are thrilled with this display of, ahem, social progress.
At Monday night’s board meeting, the teacher at the center of the controversy spoke out. With emotions high, she addressed a packed house.
“I’m so proud of my students, it was never my intent to harm any students but to help them through a difficult situation,” she said.
The teacher defended her decision to read two children’s books about transgenderism including one titled “I am Jazz.” She says the books were given to her by a transgender child going through a transition.
“The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” said England.
Parents say besides the books, the transgender student at some point during class also changed clothes and was revealed as her true gender.
And many parents say they feel betrayed and blindsided.
“I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family, not from a book that may be controversial,” a parent said.
“My daughter came home crying and shaking so afraid she could turn into a boy,” another parent said.
We’re not going to turn this into an outlet to demonize the teacher, who may have honestly believed this was the best way to handle a difficult situation. She is, after all, only a product of her environment. And it is an environment in which the left is telling us – through every available outlet – that being transgender is a fully viable, scientifically-valid choice for children to make…at any age! For any reason! So while we don’t agree with the teacher’s decision here, it pales in comparison to the parents who are actually allowing their child to “change genders” and in comparison to this sick trend of abandoning reason in favor of outright absurd political correctness.
We’ll reserve judgement on when it is the right “time” for a boy to decide he’s actually a girl, but we’re quite confident in saying that it’s not the age of five.