“Kane honored by Colorado Parent Advocacy Network” in the Nov. 24 edition explains a new group of parents called the “Parent Advocacy Network.” I assume it advocates for parents, not children. The reason I assume this is that the parents and superintendent tout a school atmosphere that invites (what may be intrusive) parenting into the schools. Poor teachers, but more importantly, poor children!
As a foster parent of abused and neglected children for 26 years, I am very clear that not all children escape abuse and neglect at the hands and minds of their parents. Also, children are not property - they are people just like adults. Sometimes, the state must be involved.
The saddest thing for the children, however, is the words about what children will learn, which does not include critical race theory (in so doing, you are discriminating against children of color who need to have their backgrounds understood), (so called) “woke” curriculum (which means there will be no empathy or compassion taught about others less fortunate) or indoctrinating kids. (Yes, except you refuse to teach them real history).
God made every person as they are. No one chooses to be sexual, asexual, trans or other, just like no one chooses the color of his or her skin. Good parents are those who accept a child who realizes his sexuality is different than heterosexual, and, despite other hateful people, supports that child through medical needs due to the sexuality God gave this child. Only uneducated people don’t realize this or just don’t care.
When only white, heterosexual children are accepted in a school district, there are problems galore in the homes of that district, and the children so raised will grow up to be haters and intolerant of anyone different than them.
This, people, contrary to what Kane said, is very political, as much as it is horrifying. Shame on all of you for not teaching what we need more of: compassion, real history (no matter how bad it makes the white guy (such as me) look), and tolerance for those born differently, as God intended.
Wise up, Douglas County School Board and the parent groups asserting their ownership of their children: You are doing a grave disservice to the children of this county.