In Equality Forum’s LGBT History Month email, Dr. Judy Chiasson, who serves as the Coordinator of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity for LAUSD, said that “schools have an obligation to present the diversity of our communities. There are many different types of families; we want all of our families to be recognized in our schools.” Besides deviating from rudimentary curricula, LAUSD is essentially indoctrinating children, starting in kindergarten, with school lessons that revolve around “alternative families”—fabricated family units that have proven to be unhealthy for child development.
But LAUSD’s decision to partake in this politically charged event comes to no surprise, since SB 48, the FAIR Education Act, passed last year in Sacramento. This very law incorporates LGBT activists into history courses at California’s public schools. Now, children in these schools have no way out of avoiding yet another dose of politically correct “education” that strays away from what is academically important.
Better yet, ACLU of Southern California has decided to get in on the “family-friendly” fun by collaborating with LAUSD on October 25th to screen “On These Shoulders We Stand,” an LGBT documentary that profiles the historical roots of gay activism and life in Los Angeles. It seems that LAUSD truly has their child-centered educational priorities in order.
LAUSD, America’s second largest school district, is notorious for its low graduation rate, having 23 of California’s worst schools, and performing poorly on key state tests. It is sad to see this school district once again shifting its focus away from academics and championing politically motivated, unFAIR education. Instead of being force-fed “LGBT history” and propaganda that attacks the family unit, LAUSD’s children should be learning real rudimentary academics that would give them the basic skills they need to succeed in life. For these children, school should not be the place where they are forcibly taught to accept “families” that simply defy what is naturally human.