In a suit filed April 12 and now getting wider attention, two Massachusetts residents claim that functionaries and teachers in their local school district secretly promoted the “gender transition” of their two young children.
The suit, brought in Federal District Court by Stephen Foote and Marissa Silvestri, claims that Ludlow Public Schools “impermissibly inserted themselves into the private realm” of their family, breaching their “rights to make decisions regarding their children’s upbringing, mental health, and well being.”
And there’s a strange pattern of behavior in which the parents allege the interim superintendent, the former superintendent, the principal of Baird Middle School, and the school's counselor/librarian have engaged with these 11 and 12 year-old kids.
As Conor Skelding reports for the New York Post, the patents:
…had asked Paul L. Baird Middle School staff not to have private conversations with their kids about gender issues — but claim in court papers that the superintendent, principal, guidance counselor and teachers ignored the request, even referring to their biological daughter and son by other pronouns without the parents’ knowledge.
Again, these kids are 11 and 12 years of age.
The children are identified in the legal filing only as B.F. and G.F., respectively.
B.F., who is 11, wrote in a February 28, 2021, email to school staff listing the pronouns they preferred, according to the legal filing.
‘I am genderqueer. … My new name will be R**** … If you deadname me or use any pronouns I am uncomfortable with I will politely tell you … A list of pronouns you can use are: she/her he/him they/them fae/faerae/aer ve/ver xe/xem ze/zir. … Please only use the ones I have listed and not the other ones. I do not like them,’ B.F. wrote, the parents said in court papers.
Ahh, yes. Public schools. Very workable, for the kids, the parents, and the other taxpayers forced to fund them.
B.F.’s 12-year-old sibling asked teachers and counselors to address him by a female name, ‘S.’ and concealed those conversations from the parents, the child’s parents alleged in the litigation.
The back and forth between school staff and the youngsters shows the school is ‘hiding it from parents intentionally,’ said Andrew Beckwith, an attorney for the parents.
And what happened when a teacher tried to talk to the parents?
After B.F.’s teacher forwarded the chain to her parents, principal Stacy Monette placed the educator on leave — and cut short a meeting with B.F.’s parents at which they hoped to raise their concerns, according to court papers.
Despite the parents specifically telling the school, ‘We’re getting mental health treatment for our daughter and we don’t want the school interfering with that’ … [School staff] continued to have clandestine conversations.
Writes The NY Post’s Skelding:
The school system claims to be acting in accordance with state gender guidance, but Beckwith says it has gone beyond that, pointing to a provision giving parents sole authority over gender disclosure for students 13 or younger.
But why should anyone have to deal with a “state gender guidance” rule?
The reason is because too many folks have not broken away from the malfunctioning and immoral tax-funded, government-run school paradigm.
In a private system, each school offers its rules to the paying parents or those who have voluntarily offered to help pay. Parents are free to shop around, free to choose.
Perhaps the “transition” needed is a transition from the virtually unanswerable, constantly tax-eating, one-size-fits-all, machine of malicious propaganda called the public school, into one that does not claim the fruits of people’s labor and apply its rules to everyone, regardless of satisfaction.
That might be something to keep in mind as this and other stories of public school craziness come to light.
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