Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Preschooler Expelled Over "Gender" Education
The Denver Post is reporting, "A 4-year old Aurora girl was kicked out of pre-school last month when her parents raised questions about books read in class, including ones that told the stories about same-sex couples..."
The parents' concerns were increased when the school administrators told them why it would not be possible to "opt" their child out of that kind of teaching.
The school officials explained that the parents would not be able to opt-out their child from the diversity sex-ed teaching because "the stories were part of the school's antibias curriculum, and because the discussions are embedded throughout the day, they told her [the mother] that opting out was not possible."
The Denver Post says, "The school's antibias curriculum is part of a growing push in public and private school classrooms where educators use more diverse depictions of families and gender roles to expose students to differences before children have a chance to form negative opinions."
Kim Bloemen, director of early childhood education for the Boulder Valley School District, told the Post, "Biases start as kids get older and start seeing differences as negative. At a young age kids are exploring all different kinds of things. It's about just providing them with all these experiences."
And an assault on parental authority.
These folks are, with a straight face, telling the world they want to indoctrinate these little kids before their parents have an opportunity to teach them there is certain human sexual behavior that is wrong and certain sexual behavior that is right according to the parent's deeply held religious beliefs.
The school is preempting the teaching of traditional biblical values regarding marriage and family by introducing the children to concepts they can not yet fully grasp at 4 years old?
The school officials sent this letter home to all the parents:
February 29, 2016
Open Letter to: Room 112 pm. Class
RE: Anti-Bias Education
Perry and I recently spoke with a parent who expressed concern about a book that was read
during class. I want to take this opportunity to share Montview?s approach to anti-bias
Worm Loves Worm, by J. J. Austrian, tells the story of two worms who meet, fall in love, and
decide to marry. Their friends gather cricket, beetle, bees, and spider and they want to
know who will wear the dress and who will wear the tux? The answer is, it doesn?t really matter.
Because Worm loves Worm, and love is what matters. We hope you will check out the book for
The concern expressed was that this book was not appropriate for preschool children.
As early childhood educators, we read a wide variety of stories to children. This is one way to
share our diverse world, learn to honor and value others, and begin to teach tolerance for
different family structures, culture, language, skin color, and more.
It is natural during the preschool years for children to explore differences, including gender
roles. As teachers we often see children debate about who will be the mommy and who will be
the daddy in dramatic play. Girls try out boy clothes and boys try out girl clothes. This is how
they discover who they are. Worm Loves Worm playfully explores gender identity just as we
see children do in the classroom.
The early childhood years are a perfect time to introduce children to both the differences and
similarities among members of their community. Developmentally speaking, by about age 8
children have fairly well established personal values and social mores. By introducing topics of
diversity and inclusion at 3, 4, and 5 years of age, children are more inclined to develop
tolerance and anti-discriminatory mindsets. These are among our highest goals for children.
Today?s children live in a changing world. ?For children to become truly responsible and caring
members of a global community in which diverse people cooperate and resolve conflicts without
violence and war, the foundation needs to be laid early.? (Anti-Bias Education, Louise Derman-
Sparks.) While these topics are sometimes uncomfortable to talk about, we believe at Montview
that it is part of our mission and responsibility to teach tolerance and to celebrate our
If you have questions or want to know more about anti-bias education, please knock on my
door. Also, take a look at your recent Montviews newsletter. it contains a great article
submitted by our Inclusion Committee titled ?Inclusive Culture Begins at Home.?
It is our differences that enrich our lives.
Linda Marrs, Director
Ironically, this episode may come back to bite the school administrators---this is not about a Christian parent who is upset---as we are often labeled.
The mother, A.B. Sinclair, says her daughter is part of a bi-racial family and has grown up with Muslim and Western culture.
Sinclair says at this age kids don't know what bias is, but obviously feels that in the attempt to "provide all these experiences," the school may be creating their own designer bias---a bias that supports the far Left secular Progressive agenda.
Bethy Leonard, co-founder of Queer Endeavor and advisor to school administrators, says, "Times are changing. The only hesitations we've seen is that teachers have been undersupported. They wonder, 'Am I doing it right', and what language to use. There's a real willingness to do the work."
Sinclair says she believes her daughter's education was interrupted to prioritize one type of diversity over another.
She told the school officials, "Meanwhile there is no consideration for the bias against my family's culture, faith and concerns."
Two days after her meeting with the school, Sinclair was handed a letter in which the school told the parent the situation was "not a good fit" and expelled the little girl.
With political correctness at fever pitch in education, and multiculturalism, inclusiveness and so-called tolerance worshiped as a god, the school seems to be forsaking their own core beliefs in expelling this particular child.
For now, Sinclair is keeping her child at home.
And for now, the school district remains unrestrained in their assault on parents and their children.
Kristen Johnson, senior director of the Academy for Early Childhood Program, Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children---an organization that accredits pre-schools, says, "The early-childhood years are the prime time to help children develop healthy self-identities as well as learn to respect and interact positively with people who are different than themselves."
Indeed, 4 year-olds are vulnerable.
Sara Staley, co-founder of "A Queer Endeavor," says "many times parents are fearful. Parents weren't exposed to it."
She says, "There's been so much silence about this in the past. We think the parent-education piece is huge."
It is written, "Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Renewed. Be Transformed. Be Blessed.