Debate over 'parental rights' is the latest fight in the education culture wars — "Schools in many parts of the U.S. have become a battleground and parental involvement is one of the topics at the center. Fights in school board meetings, including in Chester County, have erupted over how race, sexual orientation, gender and other topics are brought up, or taught, in the classroom." Read more.
California Is the Latest State Where a School Board Is Requiring Staff to Potentially Out Trans Kids — "The forced outing policy wrongfully endangers the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of non-conforming students who lack an accepting environment in the classroom and at home. Our message to Chino Valley Unified and all school districts in California is loud and clear: We will never stop fighting for the civil rights of LGBTQ+ students." Read more.
Controversy Over Ed Dept. Title IX Overhaul Expected to Fuel Further Delays — “President Joe Biden is closing in on the last year of what he hopes will be his first term, but he’s yet to complete one of his major campaign promises — rewriting the Title IX rule that prohibits sexual discrimination and harassment in education, including a sweeping expansion to include transgender students in sports." Read more.