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There are two teachers in Escondido, CA that have filed a lawsuit against their school district and the CA State Board of Education because they do not want to deceive parents and use pronouns and names that don't match the biological reality of students. An interesting bit of info their lawyer shared is that the school district is saying that the state of CA is requiring this policy of keeping parents in the dark and the State of CA is saying that it is just "guidance". Both entities are pointing the finger at each other.

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Thank you for sharing this important information

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Nov 3, 2023·edited Nov 3, 2023

I work at a high school, and I think my school is typical. Administration is very careful to not put anything about trans identities in writing, but usually there is one email sent to all the teacher who teach such-and-such kid saying that the kid's new name and pronouns are X and that teachers are not to use these in any official records or communication with parents. A couple of other things: the library is chalk-full of pro trans books (it seems to be a pet interest of the librarian's); gender ideology is imparted to students through surveys they are all told to complete, which ask them what sex they were "assigned" at birth and what their current gender identity is; and when teachers meet to talk about students at risk, gender identity is a scared cow that cannot be touched, even if it is obvious that the kid declaring a new gender identity is a complete mess. The guidance counselor will refer to the declared gender change as a "journey," and any teacher who thinks it's a symptom of distress had better keep their mouth shut, and certainly had better not mention it to the kid's parents. To do so would be considered malicious, exposing the kid to harm by informing the (almost certainly transphobic) parents, even if every kid and teacher in the school knows what's going on with the kid. It's absolutely insane.

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Maybe only way is to hire a hacker. Can imagine public school budget for cyber security is subpar.

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Nov 3, 2023·edited Nov 3, 2023

I would strongly recommend doing all records requests at the district office and not the school. They are more familiar with records requests, consider it a standard part of their jobs, and do not personally know your kids.

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Wish I could act on this advice for my child. Problem is schools hold so much power over your child and their siblings at the school--required recommendations for college, nominations for opportunities, scholarships. Our public school has a history of retribution for speaking your mind and has a recently-out “transwoman” as the college counselor to boot. We have medicalized students too and the schools cater to their needs at all costs. I don’t think I could pursue this request without sacrificing the future for my trans-confused daughter and her sisters. Private options here are not much different from what I’ve heard...

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Could you please check the document in this post for errors? I don’t know what the word “decibel” is doing in the second paragraph from the bottom.

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There is a HUGE problem! FERPA has been eroded and no longer has any teeth. The USDoEd under the Obama administration (Arne Duncan) slashed FERPA to the bone in order to push through the dreadful Common Core curriculum and all the stupid, federal mandated testing. Private companies (activists now write curriculum/textbooks and testing companies employ psychometricians) have access to ALL the data and there have been many work arounds to FERPA so that the data is only accessible to the private companies and 3rd party vendors. It's why so many teachers and parents are/were opposed to NCLB (Bush 2) and RTtT (Obama). And don't think that Betsy DeVos (Trump) was going to return FERPA to its former glory as she and her family directly profited ($$$$$!) from poor education "deform" from the 2 prior administrations.

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Thank you for sharing this important information. Please pay attention as your child matriculates to the far worse academic institutions in our country - colleges and universities - or just find something else to do for your child. Should your child go to college, beware - it is bad.

There are forms that you can sign to attempt to not loose your child completely. The rights transfer 100% to the child once they turn 18. You are done and I found out the hard way. And since that time so many more awful things have been pushed at these marxist indoctrination centers.

I am just using one school here that is full on board the gender lies (most are ...)- Penn State.

From the university:

"Parent Rights Relating to Educational Records

When the student reaches the age of 18 or begins attending a postsecondary institution, regardless of age, FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student. This means that parents may not obtain any of their student's education records without the written consent of the student.

Since student grades are part of the education record, they are protected under FERPA and, therefore, may not be released to parents. Students have access to their semester grades through LionPATH.

In addition, students may provide consent for their parent to view grades and other portions of their education record via LionPATH as follows:...."

This info can be accessed here:

https://www.registrar.psu.edu/confidentiality/parent-rights.cfm

Here is the federal policy:

https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/resources/parent-guide-family-educational-rights-and-privacy-act-ferpa-0

I have not read the federal policy in detail recently. I advise all parents to tread cautiously and read it all.

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Great idea & thank you for the information but I don’t trust my child’s small private school will disclose all information especially anything damaging to them. They will share what they want to share and hide what they want to hide. Difficult to know & access internal e-mail communication among teachers about my kid.

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It is hard to wrap my brain around all of this school secrecy going on behind parent's backs - don't get me wrong, I believe it is happening 100% but I just CANNOT believe it is happening! When I was raising my daughter (now age 33) I never had to worry about her going to school as it was safe, and the teachers were there to protect her, and they were my allies. No secrets, ever. No worries of any undermining going on. No fear of grooming. I cannot imagine how hard it is today for all the parents who are aware of the trans-cult ideology and trying to protect their child. The schools and teachers have now become the enemies, and it is so heartbreaking. I hope letters like the one provided in this essay will help parents to receive the information they are requesting. Any kept "secret" from a parent by anyone is dangerous, and now it is becoming a matter of life or death.

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This is very good, and I hope every parent who comes to PITT will have the courage and take the time to do this for each of their children. The bigger goal should be to find out what the district, individual schools, and individual teachers and staff members are doing to ALL students. Every state has its own version of "Public Information Request" laws that are usually more specific than federal law. Google it for your state and submit one to the Superintendent or to the department that handles them in your district. This is the PIR that I'm submitting to my school district. God bless you all and your families.

1. Copies of all student questionnaires, forms, and surveys used by the district, district administrators, third-party consultants, healthcare providers and/or staff members at individual campuses and in individual classes that refer to gender identities and/or the use of pronouns.

2. District policies regarding the notification of parents about their child who identifies with a gender other than their biological natal sex, uses pronouns that are not reflective of their biological natal sex, and/or uses a name other than their legal name or nickname not provided by the parent.

3. District policies regarding notification of parents of any counseling by district staff, third-party consultants or healthcare providers that includes mental health conditions that include emotions, thinking, or behaviors.

4. Training material, seminars, conferences, meetings within the district or outside the district that include training and guidance for school administrators, educators, and counselors on how to handle socially-transitioning students.

5. All written communications of district employees regarding how to handle socially-transitioning students.

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Thank you & G-d bless

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Great practical help for parents in fighting schools who are undermining the families of students.

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Many school districts around the country have elections this week. Vote for parental rights candidates. Force the union backed candidates to disgrace themselves on their positions and conflicts of interest.

If all else fails, leave the failing public school system. Your kids' lives depend on it.

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