Austin’s school officials are dedicating an entire week to promote hazardous sexual behaviors and gender confusion to kids—and citizens are speaking out.

The Situation

Texas Scorecard previously revealed Austin Independent School District’s “Pride Week,” which is currently underway March 21-26, is endorsing LGBT sexual conduct to school children and teaching them “trans” ideology—the idea that you can turn into whatever biological sex or creature you feel like.

Lesson plans include teaching children as young as 5 that they can be “trans” and “non-binary,” and another that advises teachers to tell kids, “Some people aren’t boys or girls, they’re just people.’”

Activities include “pride parades” in elementary school, “Queer Eye” TV show watch parties, and “community circles”— teacher-led conversations with kids about LGBT behaviors, where children as young as 4 were instructed to not repeat anything from the discussions.

Tuesday night, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to district officials, telling them they are violating state law.

“Liberal school districts are aggressively pushing LGBTQ+ views on Texas Kids! All behind parents’ backs! This is immoral and illegal,” Paxton wrote on social media. “I will work with and for parents to hold deceptive sexual propagandists and predators accountable.”

Citizens React

“This is an elementary school. Stop talking to our kids about sex before they are even close to puberty,” an individual tweeted.

“Why are you so desperate to talk to kids about sex and confuse them about their gender? It’s creepy,” wrote citizen news page Libs of Tik Tok. The page also posted screenshots of Texas state law on the “secret conversations” matter.

“(a) A parent is entitled to full information regarding the school activities of a parent’s child except as provided by section 38.004,” reads the Texas Education Code. “(b) An attempt by any school district employee to encourage or coerce a child to withhold information from the child’s parent is grounds for discipline under section 21.104, 21.156, 21.211, as applicable.”

“The only time people ask children to keep secrets is when they are doing something with or to children they know they are not supposed to be doing,” another added.

Austin ISD officials have also faced backlash for their controversial sex-ed curriculum in classrooms throughout the normal school year. As previously reported, that curriculum instructs the same ideologies and included role-playing scenarios for students that involve anal sex, oral sex, and a situation where an underage girl has a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old that she hides from her parents.

“How are they doing on reading and writing?” a citizen posted.

“Shouldn’t we be putting this effort into welcoming critical thinking and high achievement?” another added.

Indeed, according to Texas Education Agency numbers, the district’s ability to teach math and reading to kids—particularly economically disadvantaged kids—is failing.

“Your students can’t even read, write or do math at grade level, especially after 2 years of school closings,” one citizen replied.

“Your students are increasingly illiterate,” another said.

“I guess teaching English and math are too much for this district,” another posted.

Jacob Asmussen

Jacob Asmussen is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and in 2017 earned a double major in public relations and piano performance.

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