Parents of the largely Hispanic community in Santa Ana, Calif., were fuming about the new graphic sex education program that the state Department of Education and many California school districts were implementing without parents’ knowledge or approval.
Some parents only found out about the new curriculum after their children came home talking about an “LGBT fair” where drag artists were giving lessons in properly applying makeup. Others, particularly Spanish-speaking parents, had no idea what was being taught because, contrary to state law, the Santa Ana school district hadn’t made the Spanish materials available.
Many parents were angered not only by the board’s vague and deceptive practices, but also by how dismissive they were of parental concerns. “How can a state that claims to be so much for the rights of immigrants and minorities then ignore our concerns on purpose? They are hypocrites!” said one angry parent. Added Townhall columnist Kira Davis, “They were asking for respect and instead received nothing but contempt and disrespect from the very people they trust to care for the development of their students.”
Also in attendance were ACLU lawyers and several pro-curriculum parents from other districts trying to either scare or drown out the conservative voices.
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