This is happening across Maryland and has been the focus of parental outrage down the road in Montgomery County. It has been the focus of similar proposals to reduce standards in other districts across Maryland.
Increasingly the benefits of school choice programs and funding like vouchers and Educational Scholarship Accounts (ESA’s) are being proven across the United States. Yet, under pressure from the Teachers’ Unions, Maryland continues their fight to retain the monopoly they own in a failing and increasingly activist public school system.
Yes, and yes. The MCPS situation was one where the MC schools were conducting reading programs using books and materials that contained references and themes based on non-conforming gender and transgender expression. This was done as part of the Health program, and therefore opting out was permitted.
Very few. It happens, but as the Frederick News Post reported in 2022, there were 107 unaccompanied homeless students in Frederick County (.02% of students). No data indicates how many of the 107 resulted from a family that refused to provide a home for a child presented as transgender or gender non-conforming. We asked FCPS if they had that data, and they didn’t respond.
Why won’t the BOE members go on record about their support for interscholastic sports team participation by self-selected gender and not biological gender? We’ve asked several times, but no one will go on record and explain why they believe allowing biological males to compete against girls is fair and in the best interests of all 45,200 students.