Doss Elementary in Austin, Texas was holding a “community circles” activity for kindergarten-5th grade for Pride Week. Teachers allegedly instructed students to keep discussion ‘confidential.’
I knew she would delete it so I saved it. The assistant principal posted this video of a pride parade in school to her Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/GrUdr9V4MS
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 21, 2022
Doss Elementary, TX held another pride parade today. They barred parents access after a video of their last pride parade went viral. Here are two images from the parade today pic.twitter.com/urnVnum8IB
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) March 23, 2022
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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent the Austin Independent School District a letter saying they are in “violation” of state law because of the district’s “Pride Week,” which is currently ongoing.
Paxton’s letter states that students must obtain “written consent” from their parent before the school delivers “human sexuality instruction,” according to state law.
“By hosting ‘Pride Week,’ your district has, at best, undertaken a week-long instructional effort in human sexuality without parental consent. Or, worse, your district is cynically pushing a week-long indoctrination of your students that not only fails to obtain parental consent, but subtly cuts parents out of the loop. Either way, you’re breaking the law,” Paxton wrote.
Paxton said that parents can file grievances to the school board based on the violation., as well as the Texas Education Agency.
The Texas Attorney General told Fox News Digital that it’s “concerning” that parents were allegedly kept out of the loop when sexual materials were discussed.
“It is not only concerning that Austin ISD students were reportedly being asked to keep sexual materials being discussed confidential; but it is also illegal under Texas State Law. The Texas Legislature has made it very clear that when it comes to sex education, parents—not school districts—are in charge. I will continue to stand up for the children of Texas. The controversial sexual agenda of the radical left does not belong in the classroom and these types of issues should most certainly not be discussed behind the backs of parents,” Paxton said. (H/T: Fox News)
Stephanie Elizalde, superintendent of the Austin Independent School District responded to Paxton’s letter in a Twitter post and said that the district will support LGBTQIA+ students.
“I want all our LGBTQIA+ students to know that we are proud of them and that we will protect them against political attacks,” Elizalde said.
I want all our LGBTQIA+ students to know that we are proud of them and that we will protect them against political attacks. https://t.co/fNGiaoNM3q
— Dr. Stephanie S. Elizalde (@AustinISDsupt) March 23, 2022
School administrators at Doss Elementary fail to understand parents concerns. The issue at hand is two fold. First, the school allegedly did not obtain parental consent. Secondly, is the age of the children. Elementary school children are between the ages of 5 to11 years old. These are children, not teenagers, and it’s not age-appropriate to discuss human sexuality without parental consent. Sex education is not taught until grade 6 in most U.S. public schools. Parents around the nation are revolting against this brainwashing because it’s not about acceptance. It’s about an agenda to normalize this behavior.
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