TALLAHASSEE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – The Florida State Board of Education adopted a rule last week that mandates school librarians and teachers with classroom libraries receive annual training to purge their shelves from sexually explicit content and content related to Critical Race Theory (CRT).
The rule, adopted Wednesday, holds that librarians undergo training to keep books and instructional materials whose contents could be considered “harmful to children” from school libraries. The training also holds that parents should be involved in “all aspects” of the selection of material for school libraries. The training was written by the state Department of Education.
Librarians would be trained to be sure that school libraries contain materials appropriate for all ages that would have access to them, that the material should not contain “unsolicited theories that may lead to student indoctrination,” or that “race is inherently superior to another race.”
Further, the training instructs librarians to “err on the side of caution” while selecting material for school libraries. A video version of the training holds that if one would be uncomfortable reading the material aloud in public, then the material should not be in the school library, the Daily Caller reported. The training also advises librarians to be careful with regard to stocking school libraries with books that were banned or removed in other school districts.
There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.
Consider these 3 questions:
- Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5?
- Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
- Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active?
A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.
In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity.
We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!
The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.
BREAKING: Loudoun County father who was dragged out of woke school board meeting reveals his daughter was 'raped' in the girls' bathroom by a 'skirt-wearing' male student who was arrested for assaulting a SECOND girl months later - but staff did nothinghttps://t.co/awoZcVQx3l— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2021
This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation. pic.twitter.com/y1V3Rotx9k— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 17, 2021
Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.
Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes.
Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.
Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting:
That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.
The Parents' Pledge is our best chance of winning back our children's schools before they're entirely lost to radical sex-obsessed teachers' unions who are foisting these curricula on teachers.
Do you really want other adults deciding what your child is exposed to? Of course not.
Please share this brand new grassroots Parents' Pledge with like-minded parents and join a growing movement of mothers and fathers who are wise to the threat of their child being led into sexual activity.
The training also warns librarians that ignoring Florida statues with regard to the presence of pornographic material in school libraries could result in a felony charge that carries up to five years in prison, a $5,000 fine, and five years of probation.
The board unanimously adopted the rule after a public comment session and in accordance with a law passed last year, H.B. 1467, which mandated that schools compile a list of books and materials housed in school libraries or books on a required book list for classes.
H.B. 1467 further mandates that material in school libraries must be free from pornographic content, suitable to students’ needs and ability to understand the material, and appropriate for the target age level.
While public comment for the training was mostly positive before the board passed the rule mandating it, some suggested that the training’s wording allowed for a loophole with regard to “literary value.” Dr. Paul Burns, deputy chancellor for education quality in the state Department of Education, responded to concerns by stating that the changes were taken directly from Florida law and that any changes to the training must come from the Florida legislature.
Jennifer Pippin, a parent on the Department of Education’s library and curriculum training committee, told the Daily Caller, “With this training no more pornography or prohibited items such as sexually explicit content, Critical Race Theory or other items harmful to minors will be allowed to be purchased or donated in Florida schools. Many parents, grandparents and community members have been advocating for this for years and finally we have the laws, statutes, training and rules to support removing incest, rape, pedophilia, bestiality and more out of the hands of children in K-12 schools.”
Last year, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis passed a series of laws that sought to purge public schools of the influence of leftist ideology. Last March, he passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, which prohibited the discussion of gender ideology in K-3, and after that in an age-appropriate way. He also signed a bill that forbade the teaching of CRT in schools.