Investigative reporter Christopher Rufo of City Journal obtained documents from the Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity department of the Los Angeles Unified School District, showing the district hosting academic conferences and providing curriculum materials and teacher training modules that press teachers to impose race, gender, and queer theory on students.
The documents include a PowerPoint presentation for the “Standing with LGBTQ+ Students, Staff, and Families” conference on “Best Practices for Affirming LAUSD’s Queer Communities.” Sessions of the conference are titled “Welcoming Words & Safe Spaces: Supporting Students Who Are Both Neurodivergent & LGBTQIA+”; “LGBTQ-Inclusive Content and Pedagogy for Elementary and Middle School Classrooms”; “What Your Queer Middle Schooler Wants You to Know”; and “Breaking the Binary in Education.”
He also obtained a training for teachers called, “Queering Culture and Race.” The stated goals of the training are to engage “in learning about the history of the intersection between race, sexual orientation and gender,” and explore “what educators can do to support students.” It outlines the history of LGBT activism, starting with William Dorsey Swann, the first self-identified “queen of drag.” It then claims that history is repeating itself and that “[t]he struggle experienced by William Dorsey Swann unfortunately continues today, and not just out in the community but in schools” due to LGBT people not feeling accepted.
The documents also include the “SOGIE Handbook of Language & Vocabulary,” a glossary of terms pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. In addition, the district is providing teachers with course materials from the consulting firm Woke Kindergarten, which teaches kindergartners to use various pronouns and adopt non-binary gender identities that “feel good to you.”
Possibly the most concerning document is a policy bulletin from the district that instructs educators to address students by their preferred name and pronouns without parents’ consent. It also directs them not to share a student’s gender identity, even to their parents, without the teacher’s discretion:
“When communicating with a student’s parent, legal guardian, or educational rights holder… school personnel should be aware that the student may not have disclosed their gender identity to their parents… [P]ersonnel should consult and work closely with the student to assess the degree to which, if any, the parent is aware of the student’s gender identity or expression and is supportive of the student, and school personnel shall take into consideration the safety, health and well-being of the student in deciding whether to disclose the student’s gender identity or expression to parents….”
The above comes from a July 25 posting on the site of the California Family Council.
Diversity is not a strength; it is often a weakness. You know what are strengths? Talent, intelligence, knowledge, skill, ambition, drive, health, fortitude, patience, wisdom, charity, hope, goodness, resources, resourcefulness, ingenuity, creativity, logic. Those are strengths. Not diversity. Diversity is perversity.
I agree. All kids should be simply taught the Golden Rule. And the Golden Rule should rule the workplace. American schools and universities are all badly in need of reforn, and to return to teaching the “basics,” and provide a standard, excellent educatuon– and to ignore frivolous, dumb pop culture trends and fads. They also should have books and materials that reflect only the traditional, natural marriage, home and family, and natural, traditional roles of boys and girls, men and women, mommies and daddies. No homosexual or transgender garbage. LGBTs must be taught to accept and respect standards of normalcy– even though they have an abnormal condition. Kids should also be taught to respect our country, and be patriotic, and proud of America. Liberal-leftist social activists should be thrown out of this country. They do not belong here.
Actually that is not biologically true. Ask any animal breeder or vet and she will tell you that purebreds are less healthy and don’t live as long as cross breeds. Diversity is not perversity, it is what enables species to confront various challenges in their environment and survive. Thank God for that weird horse with the long neck that gave us zebras when ground level food became scarce!
You always miss the point of everything, or else you deliberately equivocate. The poster is not talking about genetic diversity. Either you know that or you need help with logic.
Excellent point, YFC always does… YFC I challenge to answer this point.. diversity means hunting down and killing the last straight white man
What? Zebras? I think you meant giraffes. But assuming that they “ascended” from some other species that didn’t make it because there was no ground level food is not very scientific. That is folkloric.
He lies and makes stuff up so frequently that even he can’t keep track of it.
“Diversity” in politics is not the same as in Nature. In politics, “Diversity” is used as a political tool, to destroy the national harmony found in the concept of the “American Melting Pot,” and staunchly uphold all our individualistic Differences– and thus, tremendously weakens and breaks down our country. In the concept of the “American Melting Pot,” some unique cultural characteristics are contributed— but also, many things are minimized and given up, to create a harmonious, successful and strong new Nation. But in the extremely divisive, alienating, political concept of “Diversity,” the emphasis changes to sharply emphasize “being different,” strongly individualistic– “celebrating individual identities,” especially of those who are underprivileged, deprived of the respect, privileges and opportunities of others. The solution? Welcome all to the “American Melting Pot,” work hard together, and live by the Golden Rule, as Christ taught us.
Leave it to YFC to bring up a red herring. We’re not talking about biological diversity. We’re talking about the social diversity mandates that check boxes for skin color, gender, sexual orientation, class, and other “victim” groups when making decisions about hiring and school admissions. If you prefer an unqualified candidate because of skin color to a superior applicant because the superior applicant is white, male, straight and Christian, you are undermining the foundations of your business or government. Look at all the incompetents in government positions in the Biden Administration, put there for reasons of diversity, and look at how badly our country is being managed. The military is even putting diversity above physical and mental qualifications. America is weak because of promoting diversity above competence.
“Thank God for that weird horse with the long neck that gave us zebras when ground level food became scarce!” I didn’t know zebras had a significantly longer neck than run-of-the-mill horses. Giraffes on the other hand… The diversity criticized by Sometimes a weakness at 1:15 pm is moral diversity, not biological diversity.
YFC, ” Thank God for that weird horse with the long neck that gave us zebras when ground level food became scarce!” You have a fertile imagination.
“According to popular culture, it seems that mutations mainly cause either cancer or superpowers. Of course, the cancer is true enough. But in the real world, beneficial mutations are rare. Most mutations have no effect or a detrimental effect. ”
This will be my 37th year in public education in a small town. Things have progressively grown worse year after year. I stay and fight to protect the nminds and souls of the young people (from the California public school system) entrusted to my care, but I have to retire sometime. My advice to parents today, “If it is possible at all, homeschool your children.” There are few public school teachers with which I would trust my own children or grandchildren. I’m just not sure that there are many “Catholic” schools that are much better.
Pedophilia the Left’s final sexual frontier….wipe out the groomers
Nobody brings up that Gomez consecrated the state to Mary anymore. How’d that work out? Everything’s falling apart.
You need to read St. Louis de Montfort’s The Secret of Mary.
Democrats are turning kids against their parents and hiding things about children from their parents. What more need have we of witnesses?
Idealism leads to dishonesty.
Franciscan University had two students who carried a rainbow flag with them when they went to get their diplomas this year.
They were edited out of the graduation video.
There is social media now and everyone can find out about it.
They may have done it out of idealism or wanting to look better but they are just dishonest.
LA Unified School District is compelled
to teach gender/queer theory because they
are demonstrably INCAPABLE of teaching
reading, writing and arithmetic.
Ya gotta fill up the hours of the school day somehow.