Public Education

Parents, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

Schools cannot and should not keep students’ gender identities from parents, transgender psychologist argues

A transgender psychologist has come forward to support parents who are suing to stop schools from hiding their children’s change in gender identities. In August, a district court judge dismissed a case brought by parents opposing a Maryland school district’s policy that provided for confidentiality between students and school staff regarding gender identity. Now, even a…
Current Events, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

LGBTQ+ activist claims Vermont police chief makes community unsafe by supporting traditional values

An LGBTQ+ activist in Vermont claims a police chief’s belief in traditional values makes him unfit to serve the public interest, according to a report by VTDigger.  Northfield Police Chief John Helfant’s actions “cultivate a community culture of hate against trans youth and people,” argues Dana Kaplan, executive director of Outright Vermont, an LGBTQ+ activist group.…
Parents, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

Connecticut School District Approves Transgender Book For Second Graders Amid Backlash From Parents

(Daily Caller) – A Connecticut school district approved a book about a young boy who wants to become transgender for second graders, despite backlash from parents. The Darien Public School District’s Curriculum Team said “Julian Is A Mermaid,” a book about a boy, who wants to be like the women he saw dressed up as mermaids and eventually…

School district lets students use restrooms matching their gender identity; parents sue

Parents and students have filed a lawsuit against their Ohio school district over its policy allowing students to use bathrooms matching their stated gender identity.   Bethel Local School District in Tipp City instituted the policy in January, resulting in students being allowed to use facilities opposite of their biological sex.  Now, with the assistance of America…
Current Events, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

Virginia school district now must tell parents when sexually explicit content is in school curriculum

(Daily Caller) – Loudoun County School Board passed a policy on Tuesday that requires schools to tell parents when sexually explicit content is in classroom curriculum. The policy, passed 7-2, requires the school to give parents a 30 day written notice before “sexually explicit” instructional materials are taught in the classroom. The Loudoun County School District came…
COVID-19, Public Education December 2nd, 2022

Americans have lost confidence in public education, fueling school choice growth during the pandemic, according to report

A startling 5 in 10 parents profess a loss of confidence in the public school classroom, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. That statistic comes in a report from the left-of-center Hunt Institute titled “Across the Aisle: Bridging the Education Divide, What Voters and Parents Want in Education.” It was co-authored by former West…
Current Events, Public Education December 1st, 2022

High School Student Violently Attacks English Teacher Reportedly After Poor Classroom Evaluation

(Daily Caller) – A Gwinnett County School District English teacher suffered a violent attack from one of his students, according to reports and video footage. A student at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville, Georgia, was recorded hitting his teacher multiple times on school property Tuesday, according to cellphone video footage shared with WSB-TV2. The video depicts what seems to be…
Courts, Public Education December 1st, 2022

Michigan school district settles with family after reporting parents for child abuse rather than investigate daughter’s sexual assault claim

A Michigan school district has settled a lawsuit with a family after reporting the parents for child abuse for pulling their daughter out of school over its handling of her sexual assault claim. The lawsuit against Edwardsburg Public Schools had been filed in response to a 2017 incident that allegedly occurred at a music camp.  A…
Current Events, Public Education December 1st, 2022

Students must use bathrooms of their biological sex, Florida school district decides in turnabout

A Florida school district is reversing its policy allowing students to choose bathrooms based on “gender identity” rather than their biological sex.  The Nov. 22 decision by the Brevard County School Board reversed a policy made explicit in an internal memo to staff in March 2021.   In the memo, the district had provided guidance on eight…
Higher Education, Public Education December 1st, 2022

KS Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall resigns KU teaching position over university’s free speech failures

(The Sentinel) – Just over a month after an associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law labeled a speech that had yet to be given “hate speech,” Justice Caleb Stegall resigned from his teaching position at KU Law over the controversy. On Oct. 19, the KU student chapter of the Federalist Society (FedSoc) invited Jordan…