During our country’s earliest days, it was decided that the American population should be equipped with a fundamental education that included lessons in reading, writing, arithmetic, the sciences, and our history.
However, it’s becoming clearer by the day that our public school systems are in dire need of major reform, both in how they are funded and how the curriculum is chosen.
Far-left culture warriors who hate our country as founded have long come to dominate teacher’s unions and the teaching profession in general, and that has led to the adoption of curricula and materials that instruct children to hate their country, divide them by race, and to groom them into accepting deviant sexual proclivities and behaviors.
To the latter point, documents obtained by writer and activist Christopher Rufo “show that from as early as kindergarten, students are taught the tenets of radical queer gender theory” in Portland, Oregon’s public school system, The Daily Wire reports.
Young students are taught that traditional ideas about human sexuality are the result of “colonized” groupthink imposed by white Europeans who first immigrated to America and ‘forced’ their views on other people and cultures. They are also taught that current discussion — and disagreement — with aberrant sexual ideologies is similarly influenced by ‘colonization.’
The materials instruct K-5 children to experiment with their own gender identity and expressions and, by the fifth grade, commit to becoming activists for queer causes.
The Daily Wire adds:
The curriculum begins in kindergarten. Several PowerPoint presentations obtained by Rufo, entitled “Understanding Our Bodies: Kindergarten Health Scientists,” exposes children to talking about their genitalia, by framing it in the context of “being scientists to know about our bodies.” The presentations then show graphic drawings of male and female genitalia. The presentations place particular emphasis on the word “BODIES,” and refer to either a “person with a penis” or a “person with a vulva,” because, according to the presentations, “Any gender and kid can have any type of body.”
In first and second grade, students are indoctrinated into the basic tenets of queer theory. It teaches students to think about gender as a social construct. “Gender is something adults came up with to sort people into groups,” one of the presentations reads. Another presentation, entitled “Our Names, Genders, and Pronouns,” encourages children to present their gender pronouns.
Another presentation teaches students that “[g]ender is like outer space because there are as many ways to be different genders as there are stars in the sky!” In another presentation, students are exposed to gender pronouns, including transgender pronouns like they/them and ze/zir. “Or you can make up your own,” it states. It also says that students can go by more than one set of pronouns.
Beginning in the third grade and extending to the fifth grade, students are presented “LGBTQIA2S+” concepts, while students are taught to use only gender-neutral terms for everyone: “girls and boys” is replaced with words like “learners,” “y’all,” and “folx”; words like “mom and dad” are replaced by “parents,” “family,” or “your adults”; and the formal titles of “Mr.,” “Mrs.,” and “Miss” are replaced by the gender-neutral “Mx.”
Another presentation introduces students to the concepts of “cisheteronormativity,” which is used as a means of “oppression for nondominant” sexual and gender identities, The Daily Wire reported, citing Rufo’s materials.
“Being straight and cisgender (cis) are both dominant identities,” the presentation goes on to say. “The culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is straight is called heteronormative. The culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is cisgender is called cisnormative. Therefore, the culture, systems, and assumptions that everyone is straight and cis is called cisheteronormativity.”
In the end, students are asked to make a “commitment to change” and accept all six the tenets of queer ideology: “I commit to learning more about what LGBTQIA2S+ words mean and how they have changed over time”; “I commit to learning about the history and leadership of Black trans women”; “I commit to practicing pronouns and correcting myself EVERY time”; “I commit to attending QSA/GSA and being a leader at my school”; “I commit to watching and reading books, movies, and TV shows that have LGBTQIA+ characters”; and “I commit to being my full self!”
There are around 49,000 students in 79 schools within Portland’s district.
If public schools were no longer funded automatically by financial instruments like property taxes — and they had to compete for students — garbage like this would likely disappear almost overnight.