Parents from Glendale, California, have called out the public school board after it was discovered that teachers allegedly colluded with the administration to teach lessons on sexual identity and gender to 8-year-olds.
According to a report by The Daily Caller, emails were obtained by parents who requested public data from the Glendale Unified School District, which was discussed in a recently broadcast meeting between parents and school officials.
Included in the public records request was information that uncovered the district subjecting students to videos on LGBTQ ideology and comments about nudity.
A meeting from the board from earlier in the week saw parents identify a troubling teacher, Tammy Tiber, who parents found particularly at fault.
The emails indicated that Tiber emailed the district’s Teaching and Learning Department following a parent’s decision to pull her child from a Zoom session on LGBTQ Pride month, where she cited the parent’s decision.
“Today I talked to my class about LGBTQ pride month and played 2 short videos from YouTube that were geared towards kids,” the email read. “A parent who heard the lesson and discussion made her daughter leave Zoom and texted me asking me when I was done discussing sexual orientation so that she could let her kids back into Zoom. I was planning on doing more lessons tomorrow and Wednesday, but now I’m afraid to.”
Tiber reportedly listed the YouTube video with links discussing LGBTQ ideology, including one about being attracted to nudity in film, which district officials responded to telling Tiber that they backed her decision to discuss the ideology, and strategizing about how to discuss the ideology under the radar.
One parent called the email “appalling,” and another mother who spoke said the board should never have allowed the teacher to continue to teach the lesson.
“These are eight-year-old children that she’s trying to hold a sexual orientation class with,” the mother said. “You guys want us to believe that this isn’t a propaganda, that no agenda is being held. This wasn’t just any sexuality class, this was specifically designed. Three days a week she taught LGBTQ curriculum in her class.”
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“It raises the question, how many of those students are excelling in that classroom? Is everybody in that class getting A’s in math, English, grammar, social studies that we can dedicate three days a week to teach eight-year-olds about sexual orientation?” the mother continued. “I don’t care what kind of sex is being discussed. The words sexuality, nudity does not belong in the ears in a classroom of eight-year-old kids.”
Glendale Unified School District did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment.