St. Paul Public Schools’ “Office of Equity” has partnered with several organizations to help promote pro-LGBT propaganda to children as young as three years old.
Nonprofit activist group Parents Defending Education (PDE) exposed the school district’s various connections in a recent report.
One of them is with the group “AMAZE,” a curriculum organization that offers “anti-bias” education programs and “equity training and consulting.”
According to the PDE report, AMAZE promotes books and resources aimed at very young children that claim to “guide conversations with children on gender diversity, including gender identity and expression.”
“The lessons include books like My Princess Boy and When Aidan Became a Brother,” the report says. “AMAZE describes My Princess Boy as a story ‘about a little boy who loves the color pink, sparkly things, and being a princess.’ The organization describes When Aidan Became a Brother as about a girl who transitioned to being a boy.”
“Both books are aimed at children as young as 4 years old.”
Another connection St. Paul Public Schools has is with OutFront Minnesota, an organization with an equity department that aims “to decrease intersectional inequity and increase LGBTQ+ inclusivity in classrooms, schools, districts, and youth organizations.” The organization also provides free “chest binders” to transgenders under the age of 24.
The St. Paul school district said it partners with groups like AMAZE to “further develop culturally responsive classrooms in which every student can learn about themselves and their peers while engaged in curriculum connected to reading and writing standards.”
“AMAZE’s mission is to champion safety and belonging for all children and families,” the district added in bold type.
Parents Defending Education also exposed St. Paul Public Schools’ “Gender Inclusion Policy,” which directs teachers to use students’ preferred pronouns, allow them to participate in extracurricular activities “in a manner consistent with their gender identity,” and permit them to use facilities that “align with their gender identity.”
The district also provides students with a “Name/Gender Change Request Form.”
“It is one thing to treat all students with the dignity they deserve; it is quite another to be so far out of your lane that you are partnering with outside organizations that think it is appropriate to engage toddlers in conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation,” PDE Director of Outreach Erika Sanzi said in a press release.
“How can a school district even defend spending time and money on this ideological garbage when 2/3 of their students can’t read on grade level and 80 percent aren’t proficient in math?”