On Monday, Libs Of TikTok—a whistleblower who exposes the sexualization and indoctrination of children—called out an Austin Independent School District (AISD) teacher for posting a TikTok bragging about how she showed fourth-graders (9- and 10-year-olds) a video featuring a drag queen.
The teacher, Emily Ramsey of Gullett Elementary School, showed students a video where a drag queen named “Isabelle” discusses his sexuality, as well as his “coming out,” with other elementary-aged children.
In the video, a child asks, “Do you have to be gay to do drag?” The drag queen responds with “No! Anybody can do drag. Drag is for anybody and everybody who wants to put on a fun costume and get up on stage and entertain people.”
In another clip, the drag queen encourages children to perform in drag shows, saying, “Everybody should try drag at least once. It’s really fun.”
Elementary teacher in @AustinISD played a video for students to teach them about drag which also encourages kids to be drag performers pic.twitter.com/uBcbyWWldl
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 8, 2022
Ramsey’s Twitter account has since been deleted. However, the metadata for her account still exists.
This is just one of a plethora of instances where AISD has worked to sexualize children. AISD has held elementary school pride parades, “Queer Eye” TV watch parties, and teacher-led community circles where children were taught about LGBT lifestyles. Discussions in those community circles included children as young as 4, who were then instructed not to talk about the discussions with their parents (the district later walked back this instruction after community backlash).
In AISD’s Lively Middle School, students were taught about “coming out” and the correct usage of personal pronouns.
One curriculum AISD uses, called “‘I Am’ Me: Talking About Identity,” is designed for children in kindergarten through second grade. The curriculum’s overview says, “Teaching young people about identity helps them to learn about their own unique identities, as well as the myriad identities in their classroom communities.”
While AISD teachers like Ramsey spend classroom time sexualizing children, the Texas Education Agency reported noticeably worse performance in AISD’s 2021 STAAR reading test scores. TEA data also indicates that 72 percent of AISD seventh-graders “did not meet” mathematics standards. TEA data also shows that in 2021, AISD students performed worse than the state average that year.
Texas Scorecard reached out to Austin ISD Superintendent Dr. Anthony May for a comment, but he did not respond prior to publication.
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