WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Washington, D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) is surveying students as young as age 11 about their “sexual identity” and “transgender” status, using a questionnaire from a firm owned by the U.S. Attorney General’s son-in-law.
An email to parents on Oct. 25 shared by the Daily Caller explains that DCPS will be surveying students during class about their “social-emotional learning” environment, and that parents can opt their children out of the survey.
“As in previous years, the survey asks students in grades 6-12 about their gender and sexual identity,” the email to parents reads. “These questions help the district promote equitable treatment for all students in accordance with our Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Policy Guidance.”
The referenced 2015 guidance, issued by former DCPS chancellor Kaya Henderson, advises that ”students have the right to be addressed by the name and pronoun that correspond to the student’s gender identity,” and declares that DCPS standards for health education “support the importance of … sexual orientation.”
One multiple-choice question from the survey in question asks students, “Which of these best describes your sexual identity?” and another asks students whether they are “transgender.”
The survey is provided by the consulting firm Panorama Education, which DCPS has partnered with to issue surveys to students, teachers, and families since 2018.
A Panorama Education spokesperson told the Daily Caller, “Decisions about survey content, how surveys are administered, and other ways of engaging with Panorama are made by schools and districts. Local school districts know best which of our tools, offerings, and survey questions are right for their communities.”
Panorama Education is owned and operated by Xan Tanner, the son-in-law of Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has gained notoriety in recent years for the “weaponization” of the Department of Justice (DOJ) against peaceful pro-lifers as well as parents who have objected to policies and curricula at school boards meetings.
The group is also financially backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Panorama materials have been criticized for being “suffused” with critical race theory (CRT), according to the Heritage Foundation — that is, with an “ideology that looks at the world and personal identity through the lens of race, oppression and ‘privilege,’” according to Asra Q. Nomani, the vice president of investigations for Parents Defending Education.
One Panorama SEL survey question asks students, “At your school, how often are you encouraged to think more deeply about race-related topics?” Another asks, “How fairly do adults at your school treat people from different races, ethnicities, or cultures?”
In light of his targeting of parents who objected to radical gender ideology as well as CRT at school board meetings, Garland has been accused by Nomani of having a “serious conflict of interest” due to his connection to Panorama’s Tanner.
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This is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard of from Schools. Really? While other countries are more interested in teaching their students Math, Spelling, Hand Writing, Histroy (not made up history like up History) America is trying to make Boy into Girls and Girls into Boys. America is becoming the laughing Country! Why do these people come across our border want to come here for? I guess they decided here in America, because the Government will provide for us,and if our kids wants to change their Sex, the Government will pay for them to do so.
America is the City on the Hill described in the Bible! Many American’s don’t understand that!
This is utterly disgraceful. The demon rats in Washington are going way past the boundaries and this has got to stop, and the people of this country have got to stand up and stop it. I don’t know what kind of a whack job this guy is, but if his father-in-law approves of this it only means the AG has got a whole of explaining to do, and he needs to be removed immediately. This twisted crap that is being forced on kids of all ages has got to be stopped and stopped now!
Where are their parents??? Why would they allow this? I had thought when
the Woke got to the children that all parents would stand and fight to the death.
I thought this was the red line, what has happened to the morals of Americans.
Have you lost your mind ? I guess they have you and now they have come after
your children. If this is what you think of them you should not have had them.
Nita, I agree with you whole heartedly. People are not paying attention to the important things in life. God, their kids, education and safety. They are too busy with what celebrity’s think and then go that way. These young people have no moral leadership anymore. They only care about who’s who on Tiktoc and facebook. These things are the devil’s tool. Look at the youth crimes, where are they parents there, more and more each day the parents are too busy thinking about themselves, 1/2 don’t even know if their kid is in school. Change had better come and come quickly.