April 21, 2015
A book with a transgender character was read to kindergarten students at Mitchell Primary School in Kittery, Maine, which caused an understandable uproar from parents.
Since transgenders are a sensitive topic, the superintendent, Allyn Hutton, admitted that parents should have been informed before the book was read to students.
“In this situation, that didn’t happen. The whole culture at Mitchell School is about teaching tolerance and respect. The people presenting the lesson thought (the book) was one more piece of teaching that lesson.
“In retrospect, we understand that toleration is tolerating people of all opinions,” Hutton said.
Criticism flooded the district after Fox News host Sean Hannity posted about the lesson on his website, prompted by a Mitchell school mother who was angry she wasn’t given advanced warning that teachers were reading students the book “I am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, the news site reports.
The book details the struggles of a child “with a boy’s body and a girl’s brain,” who eventually finds a doctor that tells the family the boy is a transgender.
“I feel like my thoughts, feelings and beliefs were completely ignored….My right as a parent to allow or not allow this discussion with my child was taken from me,” the mother wrote. “It is very upsetting to me that I didn’t have an option at all.”
The mother said she tried to approach school officials about her concerns but was given the cold shoulder.
Disgusting. If I were a parent, I would not merely be upset at the lack of a notice, but that five and six year olds are being taught about freaks who identify with the opposite gender.
Screw the educational system and its Marxist baloney. Homeschool your children.