Parents Against Stupid Stuff – AMAC

Adults deciding where to settle and raise their families once considered tax rates, job opportunities and housing prices. Now they also need to consider whether they want their children to attend schools that encourage gender fluidity, teach masturbation, and provide tampons in the boys’ room for women transitioning into men.

Several states have already joined Florida in banning teachers from teaching their classes about gender identity and LGBTQ choices, and many are considering similar legislation.

Parents are outraged by the indoctrination and sexualization of their children. In Connecticut and New Jersey, school board meetings are overflowing with parents protesting lessons on gender identity and fluency in elementary school.

New Jersey requires students to learn the correct anatomical names of their genitalia by the end of second grade and gender identity options by the end of fifth grade.

Connecticut’s Democratic-dominated legislature passed a state budget two weeks ago that mandates free tampons and sanitary pads in school restrooms, including at least one boys’ bathroom for students transitioning from female to male (budget section 84). A state-recommended resource guide for Connecticut teachers encourages them to wear rainbow bracelets and display gay pride signs.

Some parents are outraged. “We will not allow our children to be force-fed content that we object to,” one New Jersey parent said, while another protested that state standards “were going to the wrong side.” against our Judeo-Christian values”. In Connecticut, Parents Against Stupid Stuff, a newly formed PAC, intends to influence the gubernatorial race there by opposing the sexually explicit program and demanding a greater voice for parents.

It’s an uphill battle in deep blue states. In Rhode Island, Sen. Tiara Mack, a gay Democrat, wants sex education to “affirmatively recognize sex based on pleasure,” while Democratic Rep. Rebecca Kislak wants to emphasize that gender is nuanced.

But in red states, legislatures are enacting laws to protect parental rights and erase the divisive agenda of sexual indoctrination.

In New York, state legislators do not legislate curriculum matters, instead leaving it to school districts. That’s why this week’s school elections are so important.

On Long Island, Moms for Freedom endorsed 30 nominees from school boards who oppose a focus on gender fluidity and advocate for greater parental involvement.

Amanda Cohen-Stein, who is president of the Long Island Strong Schools Alliance, insists that “politics does not belong to our school boards” but supports the teaching of “diversity, equity and inclusion “, as if it were not political.

Andy Pallotta, president of the New York State United Teachers, also said school board elections should be apolitical. He claims that “NYSUT and its local unions are big tent organizations.” It doesn’t pass the laughter test: its website shows the union is left-leaning, and that offends many parents.

Pretending that school board elections are not partisan is a trick.

Unfortunately, Newsday’s editorial board reproduces the union’s talking points, insisting that parental alarm over what is being taught is “wrong”. Newsday claims that “schools don’t treat children or devalue them for being white or righteous.” On the contrary, the editors say, “This is a region built on the love of our teachers, our schools and our districts.” Ridiculous.

Long Island parents who watched their kids’ homework and listened to remote learning are too knowledgeable to swallow this pablum.

The same is true upstate. Western New York Students First is helping 35 school board applicants who want more parenting information about the board’s curriculum and accountability. “Most people couldn’t tell you who is on their school board. The hope is that we start to change that,” says Jonathan Rich, spokesperson for the organization.

The Buffalo News disparages the new excitement over school board elections as “a dangerous moment” brought on by “right-wing manipulators.” Absurdity.

No one cares more about a child’s education than parents. In the past, many boards have barely tolerated parent attendance at meetings. This must change.

Parents in Maryland are rallying in droves to protest the state’s new standards, which teach kindergartners to “recognize a range of ways people express their identity and gender.” As one outspoken great-grandmother once said, “the children belong to the parents, not to this county, not to this state.”

Betsy McCaughey is a former Lieutenant Governor of New York and author of “The Next Pandemic,” available on Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey.


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