The Kansas Board of Education has voted unanimously to ignore the Obama administration’s policy that students should be permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of their biological sex, and to allow the individual school districts to decide how to proceed. The school board contends it is vital that policies such as these are left to the local schools to decide, not the federal government.
The transgender bathroom issue is about much more than bathrooms. In a previous article, The New American asked, “What next?” As if in answer to that question, the transgender battleground has now expanded to include college dorm rooms.
State officials in Louisiana tried to deceive citizens last week by approving what amounts to, essentially, a glorified name change for the deeply unpopular Common Core education standards pushed by the Obama administration. Basically, policymakers re-branded the scheme as “Louisiana Standards,” while pretending that there had been some “revisions” to the widely loathed education-nationalization effort. However, according to experts and activists involved in the process, the politically toxic national education standards imposed on state governments with federal funding and pressure remain almost entirely intact in Louisiana despite the new name. Similar scams by government officials have taken place in states across the country.
A United Nations summit in Korea this week adopted a global “action plan” demanding a planetary “education” regime to transform children around the world into social-justice warriors and sustainability-minded “global citizens.” Among other elements, that means the UN-directed global education must promote “integrated development” of the “whole person,” including the formation of their ethics, values, and spirituality, the final document declared. The global-citizenship programs, with definitions to be incorporated in curricula worldwide, should also indoctrinate children so that they understand their responsibilities to “protect the planet,” and promote what the UN and its member governments consider to be the “common good.”
Washington State public schools have approved health education learning standards that include teaching gender expression to kindergarteners. The new K-12 health and physical education learning standards were quietly adopted by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on March 25 without issuance of public notice or press release, according to the Daily Caller.
There is a tipping point — a point of no return — for any society. Can a society survive the breakdown of morality in which girls shower with boys? Obama and his cohorts may soon find that this is a bridge too far for many Americans.
The wife of Senator Bernie Sanders is facing legal questions following the demise of Vermont's Burlington College, which she led as president.
Speaking at Hillsdale College’s 164th Commencement on May 14, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas evoked the important lessons about life that he learned working on a farm as a boy in Georgia, including the relatoinship between responsibility and freedom.
In the immediate wake of the Obama administration's letter to school administrators Friday dictating “transgender” policy, at least two states have already issued statements saying they will not comply. The Texas statement, issued by the lieutenant governor, called the administration's directive “blackmail,” while the North Carolina statement, also issued by the lieutenant governor, called it “social experimentation” on students. Both statements make clear that the federal government has no authority to set transgender policy for the schools.
The Obama administration sent a federal directive Friday to all public schools across the nation stipulating what they must do to comply with the president's policy of interpreting Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to include “gender identity.” They must, for example, give transgender students full access to the school bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex.
Interpreting the word "sex" where it appears in federal law to include "gender identity" is the latest battlefront in “Transgender Wars.” But this bizarre reading of the law was telegraphed ahead of time and comes as no surprise. It is, nonetheless, an egregious overreach by the federal government as well as an assault on traditional morality.