The Biden administration claims to have formed the recently unveiled “parent council” to better reflect the views of families in public schools, but its members include Al Sharpton’s community organizing group; activists pushing for “comprehensive sex education,” including gender identity theory, to be taught in school; and groups with open borders.
Supporters of the National Parent and Family Engagement Council, announced by Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on June 14, rented the council as “a channel for the voice of parents to be heard”. Still, a look at some of the council’s 14 recognized members shows that it represents a small segment of left-leaning elitist views. Among the groups the Ministry of Education cites as members of the council are:
National Action Network: Sharpton founded the National Action Network in early 1991, following his role in Tawana Brawley hoax, but before this summer, the Crown Heights riots left rabbinical student Yankel Rosenbaum deadand four years before even deadlier violence against Freddy’s fashion store.
The organization has formed aLGBTQ Covenantin 2015 “to create a new understanding of sexual and gender diversity and to promote ‘the hiring or participation of gay/transgender people’ in all the domains of religious and public life” (emphasis added).
But Sharpton’s group doesn’t oppose all forms of discrimination: In 2018, the National Action Network lobbied against a Republican Resolution condemning the founder of Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhanit is decades of anti-semitic statements. The same yearthe National Action Network paid Sharpton over a million dollars.
Sharpton, who has run for president multiple times, has longstanding ties to the Democratic Party. In 2011, Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary, sent an email telling more than 4,000 federal employees that they were “guestto attend Sharpton’s “Reclaim the Dream” event, a decision that overlapped with ethical guidelines.
girls inc.: Girls Inc., based 157 years ago to help young women suffering during the last days of the Civil War, is now outspoken in its support for Abortion“comprehensive” sex education and gender transition procedures for young people.
“We support access to comprehensive sex education and safe, high-quality reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion services,” the group said. said in a statement condemning[a]anti-choice bills.
Despite its name, the organization defines “girl” as “a young person who identifies as a girl regardless of sex assigned at birth, or who is exploring gender identity or expression”.
It promotes critical theory, stating that “cisgender girls and young women, transgender girls and young women, and non-binary individuals [all] experience gender-based oppression.
It promotes transgender transitions from an early age. “Are young people old enough to know their gender identity? asks the group. “Yes”, starting with “very young”, then “listen to young people”. While “some people prefer to use neutral pronouns, such as ne, ve, ze/zie and xe”, microaggressions are “common”, “everyday” occurrences, so members should “[u]use the correct names and pronouns” and “own your privilege”.
He adds that pretending to be a girl to attend Girls Inc. events—such as her “one-night, 2-night camping trip” for “girl-identifying, non-binary youth” in grades four through nine — “isn’t something people choose to do.”
Despite its alleged tolerance, the group states that “gender identity and sexual orientation are marginalized in some ethnic, racial, and religious cultures…this is especially true of the Latino community.” His advocacy materials include a link to support illegal immigrants who identify as gay, which he calls “undocuqeer”.
UnidosUnited States: UnidosUS, which changed its name in 2017, is best known by its original name: the National Council of La Raza. (“La Raza” means “the racein Spanish.) UnidosUS/National Council of La Raza has promoted left-wing causes and open border advocacy since its inception in 1968, thanks in part to donations from the ultra-liberal National Council of Churches.
His publication on “Latinx LGBTQ+ students and their experiences” tells members of “[e]nencourage schools and districts to fund the GSA [Gay-Straight Alliance]and to tell the Biden administration to “include sexual orientation and gender identity” in categories that could trigger federal prosecutions, even though civil rights laws do not include either of those terms.
However, La Raza seems to have a biased idea of discrimination: in 2001, she insisted the federal government “ends discriminatory policies adopted on the basis of legal status in the aftermath of 9/11”. To this end, he opposes voter identification laws; this too supports give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
This in partnership with the radical National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to produce a report saying that American society creates “Injustice at every turn.”
(Among other recommendations, the report says governments should increase “employment opportunities for transgender and gender non-conforming people, rather than devoting significant resources to apprehending, prosecuting and incarceration of those who prostitute themselves”.)
The League of United Latin American Citizens Supports Special Rights based on “sexual orientation” and raceback Obamacareand once sued to stop Texas from purging non-nationals of their electoral lists. This enthusiastic that Democratic victories “confirmed growing Hispanic political power in the United States” after the 2006 midterm elections.
Domingo Garcia, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, served on the Democratic National Committeeit is Executive Committeewhile CEO Sindy Marisol Benavides acted as campaign manager for Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and became the DNC national director of community action.
National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement: The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement recount “family-facing professionals” to accept “difficult truths” that “schools and society have historically granted or withheld respect, honour, attention, privilege, resources and benefits” of “communities based on their…gender identity/expression”.
These “historically non-dominant families have too often been treated as spectators of the educational project” and must be invited to bring their “expertise” to the development of educational policies. Teachers should also get in touch with “agencies that promote social justice“, indicates the group.
United Parents Leadership Action Network: The United Parent Leadership Action Network has developed a program of equity” this encourages schools to institute new “sexual health” courses “for all students.” It also endorses affirmative action quotas in the hiring of school administrators:
Those involved in administration and decision-making must reflect the political, racial, financial, linguistic, sexual, sexual and cultural diversity of the school community they serve.
Overall, the group promises to “greater equity and social justice” based on “race, class, gender, sexual orientation, [and] immigration status.
United generations: United Generations concentrates on children living with their grandparents, but its political priorities The section lobbies the Biden administration: “Do not allow contracts to support providers who discriminate against children and families based on religion, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. gender, race or ethnic origin.”
This would include non-profit religious organizations, including adoption agencies, child care providers and Christian schools, who believe in traditional religious teachings on sexuality and gender.
Board of Solicitors and Advocates for Parents: The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates was founded to oppose discrimination against people with disabilities, but now dresses its cause in critical theory, affirming such prejudice is linked to “systems of oppression, domination or discrimination based on race, national origin, ethnic and/or religious identity, [and] sex/gender/gender identity/sexual orientation.
Parent leadership, advocacy and community empowerment: On September 30, Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment organized a online seminar with Biden administration officials to discuss how lobby groups “can use the U.S. Department of Education’s civil rights data collection to advocate” for policy change targeting students “having limited English proficiency and who are immigrants, LGBTQ”.
Like the Washington stand reportedthe president of another board – Keri Rodrigues of the National Parents’ Union – ridiculed concerned parents at school board meetings as “anti-mask/CRT morons”.
While not all member groups are politically left-wing, the messages espoused by members quoted in the article do not reflect the views of the vast majority of parents. For example, in a recent survey, 62% of Americans disagreed that “minors should have access to irreversible sex transition drugs and surgery.”
Yet the Biden administration does not appear to have sought input from a single organization reflecting parents who uphold traditional faith-based values. The formation of the board reflects “the spirit of deceptionwhich hovers over Washington, Rep. Mary MillerR-Ill., Told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on last Thursday’s episode of “Washington watch.”
It’s unclear how, or if, the Biden administration plans to listen to traditional American families.
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