Secret school policy encourages kids
to decide if they’re male, female or whatever
The things Madison public schools won’t tell you.
They’re teaching your children that they may not be boy or girl. Five and six years old. Gender confusion, et cetera. But don’t tell mom or dad. Because the policy enacted one year ago was secret. Until now.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty uncovered this policy, never before revealed to Madison voters or parents:
In April 2018, the Madison School District adopted a document containing the District’s policies around transgender issues. One of the policies allows students of any age to change gender identity at school by selecting a new “affirmed name and pronouns” to be used at school, “regardless of parent/guardian permission.” The policy reads, according to the W.I.L.L. letter addressed to the Madison school district:
All teachers and district staff must “refer to students by their affirmed names and pronouns,” and “[r]efusal to respect a student’s name and pronouns” is considered “a violation of the [District’s] non-discrimination policy.” The Policy then forbids teachers from “reveal[ing] a student’s gender identity to … parents or guardians … unless the student has authorized such disclosure.”
W.I.L.L. is giving the Madison Metro School District a chance to rescind that policy before it brings suit.
These policies won’t stand up to a legal challenge. There is a long line of cases from both the United States Supreme Court and the Wisconsin Supreme Court holding that parents have a fundamental constitutional right to control the upbringing and care of their children. The United States Supreme Court has described this right as “essential,” “commanding,” a “basic civil right[ ] of man,”“far more precious … than property rights,” and “established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court reaffirmed this right just this summer, holding that government interference with a parent’s right to parent is subject to the strictest form of judicial review. Lower courts around the country have recognized that schools violate this right if they attempt to usurp parents’ role, especially “on matters of the greatest importance.”
Again, from W.I.L.L
The Madison School District is now actively teaching children that they might have a gender identity different from their biological sex. In fact, the District’s policy declares that Madison schools “will strive to … disrupt[ ] the gender binary,” and will pursue this “disruption” through “books and lessons,” “limit[ing] gendered and binary language,” and interrupting and correcting “misconceptions about gender or language that reinforces the gender binary.”
The District has posted a list of books and lessons that it recommends for classroom use here. One of the books recommended for grades K–2 is “I am Jazz,” a book that teaches children that some people are “born with” “a girl brain, but a boy body.” J
Just last May, a Madison elementary school played a teacher’s gender transition videoto the entire school, kindergarten through fifth grade. The teacher read the book “They call me Mix” to the children, including statements like: “Are you a boy or a girl? How can you be both? Some days I am both. Some days I am neither. Most days, I am everything in between,” and “Many people understand that my gender is something for only me to decide.”
W.I.L.L. already has some plaintiffs but is seeking more. Contact W.I.L.L. here.