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WASHINGTON: GENDER IDENTITY LESSONS for 7 YEAR OLDS?
THEY LIED! Edmonds/Bellingham school districts told parents GENDER LESSONS were MANDATORY.

EDMONDS: On March 28th, Jason Rantz, well know NW radio personality  published an article about the Edmonds SD claiming children as young as 7 were being taught about gender, self-identity, and asked to choose their own pronouns. When parents complained, district representatives claimed lessons to be mandatory by new law. Either they were misguided or lying to parents.

BELLINGHAM: A first grade teacher read the book “I Am Jazz”, a story about a boy who identifies as a girl, to her young students. When parents discovered the book was read to their children without their permission or knowledge, and complained to the district, they were met with silence. The parents then took their concerns to the school board. NO SYMPATHY... the president of the board operates a self-described “all-ages” sex toy shop.

WHAT IS THE LAW?
Both of these districts are operating counter to RCW 28A.300.475 Comprehensive sexual health education. According to the law,

"Comprehensive sexual health education for students in kindergarten through grade three must be instruction in social-emotional learning that is consistent with learning standards and benchmarks adopted by the office of the superintendent of public instruction."-section (11)(b)

Nowhere in the standards for social emotional learning is there any mention of gender, self-identity, or lessons on pronouns.

On the website for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSP) districts are given permission to teach sexual health starting in kindergarten which includes lessons on gender and self-identity,

"No sexuality content or curriculum will be required, although districts may choose to offer additional instruction in alignment with K-12 Learning Standards for Health Education."

BUT...If they do THEY MUST follow the law which states,

"...any parent or legal guardian may review the comprehensive sexual health education curriculum provided in his or her child's school"-(7)(a)

OPT - OUT, and the law also states:

"Any parent or legal guardian who wishes to have his or her child excused from any planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education may do so upon filing a written request with the school district board of directors or its designee, or the principal of the school his or her child attends, or the principal's designee."- (7)(a)

MULTIPLE NEWS ARTICLES  
The law, SB 5395, requiring mandatory K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Curriculum, passed in March, 2020 with a massive grass roots effort to stop it in the Washington Legislature. Citizens tried to repeal the law by collecting enough signatures to place it on the ballot. In 7 weeks, in the middle of the governors stay at home order, with no paid signature gatherers, a state record was made turning in 266,000 signatures to put Ref. 90 on the Nov. 2020 ballot. Unfortunately, the voters were misled, and voted to uphold the the bill. Keep these dates in mind as you review the news articles below. Full Story Here
 

-September 3, 2020, The Wahkiakum County Eagle:  "Comprehensive sexual health education for students in grades K-3 would need to be taught as instruction in social and emotional learning (SEL). Social and emotional learning is defined by the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction as “a process through which individuals build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life.”

-October 8, 2020, The Courier Herald:

GRADES K-3: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING

According to SB 5395, “Comprehensive sexual health education for students in kindergarten through grade three must be instruction in social-emotional learning that is consistent with learning standards and benchmarks adopted by” OSPI.

In other words, “the bill is very specific that only social-emotional learning is required for students K-3,” Dils said.

But what, exactly, is social-emotional instruction, and how exactly do you measure it?

For that, OSPI has compiled list of standards, benchmarks and indicators that educators and families can use to help track the social-emotional learning of a student.

According to that list (which is available on OSPI’s website), sex-ed curriculum taught to students K-3 should cover ideas and topics like being able to “recognize, identify, and name my emotions, feelings, and thoughts,” “identify the importance to me of being a member of my cultural group,” “identify reasons why I may need to seek help from others,” and “accept people have different opinions and perspectives,” just to name a few. 

-October 19, 2020, King 5 News: Students in kindergarten through third grade would be taught social-emotional learning with a focus on controlling emotions, understanding boundaries and identifying a trusted adult.

-Nov. 3, 2020, The Seattle Times: Young children would learn social emotional skills, including how to make friends;

-Nov. 9, 2020, The Spokesman Review: Students in kindergarten through third grade must have social-emotional learning that is consistent with standards set by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, according to the bill. In OSPI guidelines, social-emotional learning teaches how to identify and express feelings, how to achieve goals and how to act responsibly when interacting with others, among other guidelines.

-May 9, 2022, The Courier Herald: “Any parent or legal guardian who wishes to have his or her child excused from any planned instruction in comprehensive sexual health education may do so,” the bill reads. “Any parent or  legal guardian may review the comprehensive sexual health education curriculum provided in his or her child’s school.”

SCHOOL TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT GENDER CHANGE? LEGAL ADVICE? CLICK HERE!
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She wants OPT-IN!
Tacoma, Washington- Junior High, Washington State
"Girls already have a hard time being respected and having sex discussed every day just makes it hard. I, and many others, prefer to have these sensitive discussions at home with those we trust, not in front of our peers and teachers. And by the way, opting out is not really an option. Anyone who does that gets teased and bullied even more. This should be an elective class that you CHOOSE to take. Why can’t it be that way? We should have a choice. In my other class we are learning about our first amendment rights. I am supposed to have the right to exercise my religious freedom yet every day I am being forced to go against it in order to pass a class. I am a pastor’s daughter. Where are my rights? Where is my right to have safe boundaries? I don’t want this mandated on me and I certainly can’t imagine making younger kids to through this. Today I ask you to guarantee that ALL kids’ voices are heard. Please vote no and give us a real choice, a choice to keep our honor."

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Suzanne Gallagher, Executive Director, Parents' Rights In Education

...She met a teacher who wanted to form an organization and encouraged them to call it Parents’ Rights In Education. Later she participated in creating videos which were used to expose the controversial Adolescent Sexuality Conferences held at the Seaside Conference Center.   READ MORE...

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