The winds are changing. The Fairfax County School Board and FLECAC have been exposed as an ideological circus complete with clown acts and trickery.
And I’m not the only one lampooning people–now we’ve got this creative genius (albeit not on the sex education/gender ideology topic):
Another Fairfax County resident created a YouTube video explaining the importance of biology and showed it to the school board at their most recent meeting on May 10th:
People are getting more bold with their criticisms of the sexual ideology being forced upon FCPS students. Listen to Ruby, Meg, and Cathy speak in the video below:
Fox5DC is now reporting on the controversial sex education that has been proposed by FLECAC and FCPS staff. Click HERE to read the article. The Arlington Diocese is warning their members about it: see the Arlington Catholic Herald‘s article HERE. The Christian Post has been covering this insanity for a while, and they wrote another article this week about it HERE.
Yesterday I attended the FCSB working meeting, and one topic that took up a ton of time was the recommended changes to the FLE curriculum. Due to the accusations of bigotry against religious people that was voiced at the May 10th school board meeting by members of the public, it appears that the board is eager to dangle a carrot in front of the rebellious Fairfax County parents by ignoring FLECAC’s vote to remove “member of the clergy” from a description of trusted adults from whom students may want to seek help.
School Board member Elizabeth Schultz did a terrific job exposing the truth behind the use of “sex assigned at birth”: it’s not about medical or scientific accuracy; it’s about supporting the gender ideology.
She asked Dr. Scott Brabrand, the FCPS Superintendent, “What do you think the objective of Family Life Education is?”
He responded: “I think the objective of Family Life Education is to provide our students with the knowledge and supports for—as they go through school—to deal with topics that many may have in their conversations at home but they may not necessarily have. And I think the school has to be a trusted partner with families. And I believe family life education has a long history in Fairfax County of being a place where information can be shared that can be helpful for students in helping them as they move though the continuum of growing up. It’s a place for the social and emotional supports that we’ve been talking about as a board and the leadership team over the last few years.”
She then asked Dr. Sloan Presidio, the Assistant Superintendent, “Do you feel at any point with some of the language that’s provided here—maybe even some of the language that’s been embedded previous to this—that we’ve crossed sort of the rubicon of giving information that is necessary for the development of students, for the parents who opt in, in teaching about sexual reproduction and what they need to know about their bodies, to actually—you know, going well beyond that? You know, teaching how to have sex, the way to think about sex, as opposed to learning about their bodies and reproductive cycles and, you know, things like sex trafficking and everything else. Do you feel like we’ve pushed beyond that in the development of our own system-based curriculum that’s not the state’s?”
‘Human sexuality’ in the state objectives for FLE is now considered to be a carte blanche for ideologues to teach whatever they want.
Dr. Presidio answered: “It’s important to recognize that VDOE provides guidance around the standards that we need to talk about—and there’s objectives related to each of those, right?—so one of them is around ‘human sexuality.’ And I think the question, in terms of like what are the values we want to really be, you know, focused on in our curriculum is more a question for the community than it is for me. And that’s the role, I think, of the FLECAC committee. It’s the role of board members to determine the appropriateness of the inclusion of topics in the curriculum. The report that we’re providing to the board is the committee’s report. As I mentioned, there’s 33 voting members. Central office staff are not voting members on the committee. So, I think that is really the question the board has to try to answer. Are we reflecting our community’s needs well in our program?”
It was quite clear to me that Ms. Schultz does not believe the FLECAC members were truly representative of Fairfax County’s diverse communities. You can watch her questions and commentary in full here (about 15 minutes long), or continue reading below:
She asked Presidio, “I’m wondering, when you take a term like [sex assigned at birth], what does our biology curriculum teach? Because you said this is limited only to the FLE curriculum. Then how are you aligning what is taught here to–if they leave FLE and then go into their biology portion of their curriculum, how is—not to use a pun—but how do you transition from what’s said in an FLE curriculum under this guise versus what’s taught as a part of biology?”
Presidio said, “Our definition of Grade 8 biological sex is that ‘a person’s biological sex is the sex that they are assigned at birth and associated primarily with the physical attributes, the reproductive anatomy, and other anatomical physiological structures, chromosomes and hormones.’ So those are the things that we discuss in biology to your question.”
Ms. Schultz was not impressed with this definition. “We had a Virginia history book for years that was riddled with errors. We didn’t keep teaching it because it was already in the curriculum,” she said. “So just because it occurs some place else, doesn’t mean that you transfer the knowledge into FLE. And my problem is that what do you teach children about the sex of a fetus that’s internal still to the mother? Do you teach them that you can’t assign a sex before birth?
“So this is where it starts to unravel, really, for me—is, what is it that is necessary to make this change that makes the curriculum better or more accurate? And I haven’t been able to find anything that says that there’s any medical community consensus that this is actually medical fact. In fact, it’s not, because we know that people find out the sex of their children before they’re born.
“So, ‘sex assigned at birth’ denies the fact that we’re determining sex prior to birth. So, medical accuracy—when we’re getting down to what we’re teaching children as fact because this is supposed to be an education—’What is it that is factually accurate?’ is where I struggle in particular with this.”
She went on to express concern to Dr. Brabrand about long-time FLE teachers who could no longer in good conscience teach FLE despite their decades of passionate teaching of the subject due to the inclusion of this terminology. She also expressed concern about PrEP and the lack of information provided to students about the risks associated with taking the pharmaceuticals.
Tom Wilson, another FCPS board member, had a lot of questions and comments too, and he was particularly interested in seeing how the FCPS FLE curriculum compared to that of other Virginia school districts and to the state curriculum. Watch his statements in full here (about 10 minutes):
It was during this discussion that it was revealed Prince William County Schools are working on a curriculum to teach students about sexual orientation and gender identity. It was only last year that the PWC school board approved the SOGI non-discrimination policy, and now administrators have taken that as a green light to indoctrinate kids with their sexual ideology and values.
I hope the Loudoun County School Board is paying attention. Once you’ve opened Pandora’s box, there’s no putting what’s escaped back into it.