October 02, 2017
At Canopy Oaks Elementary, school officials may be learning the most important lesson of all. After a teacher sent a letter home to parents encouraging gender-confusion in the classroom, the district became a nationwide headline. "One thing you should know about me," she wrote in a memo that went viral, "is that I use gender-neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are 'they, them, their' instead of 'he, his, she, hers.' I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural, but in my experience, students catch on pretty quickly."
Most parents weren't about to let her radical agenda catch on quickly -- or at all. Phone calls and emails started pouring into Tallahassee school office, where the principal initially defended the idea. Insisting "Mx. Bressack" was within her rights only made families more determined. Last week, that determination paid off. "On Tuesday, the Leon County School District announced that Ms. Bressack would be transferred to an adult basic education program effective immediately." With Bressack refusing to back down, Superintendent Rocky Hanna decided to take action. "Given the complexity of this issue, we both agreed a different environment would be best for Teacher Bressack's educational career and for the young students at Canopy Oaks."
It was a huge victory for parents, who, like most Americans, don't think this is appropriate subject for schools to broach -- let alone with kids as young as eight and nine! This should be a sign to families across the country that more moms and dads need to speak out. Every day, there's another Canopy Oaks in the news, trying to force its dangerous ideology on students, and these are just the ones we hear about. We can either keep addressing the symptoms -- or we can treat the cause.
The society we all live in is being shaped by these institutions of liberal indoctrination. It's time for more Christian parents to run for their local school boards -- whether their kids are in the government schools or not. Today's lesson plans that are in the headlines are tomorrow's policies in government. The only way to stop headlines like this one is for moms and dads to get involved in local government today before bad decisions are made!
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.