Since the beginning of 2016, the Fort Worth ISD library catalog has doubled its selection of books labeled with the keyword “transgender.”
The total now comes to 98 selections, with almost 275 individual copies of books about or relating to the subject of transgenderism, and do not even include search results in the ISD catalog for the keywords “LGBT” or “gender identity”.
Titles such as Rethinking Normal: A Memoir In Transition, Coming Out As Transgender and Transphobia: Deal With It And Be A Gender Transcender, Transgender Role Models And Pioneers, Transgender Rights And Protections, and Identifying As Transgender, are available to children as young as kindergarten-age without parental consent or notification, free to browse in their school library with no supervision or guidance.
Meanwhile, schools are failing academically.
Stand for Fort Worth explains on their website:
Unfortunately, John T. White Elementary School is one of the worst performing schools in the District, but they have a book for elementary kids called Beautiful Music for Ugly Children described as:
“Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl’s body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents–all while trying to come out as transgendered.”
John T. White students may not leave school being able to perform basic math, but they will know more about taking hormones and having sex reassignment surgery than most adults.
Thirteen campuses have copies of the fourth-grade level Lily and Dunkin including Sellars Elementary, Westcreek Elementary, Rosemont Middle, and McLean Middle. This innocuous sounding title talks about hormone blockers, sex change surgery, and taking estrogen and is described by the publisher as:
“Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth-grade. Norbert Dorfman, nicknamed Dunkin Dorfman, is bipolar and has just moved from the New Jersey town he’s called home for the past thirteen years. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change.”
Lily B. Clayton parents may be surprised to see their third-grader reading Gracefully Grayson in which “Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.”
Other keywords were searched to know how transgender content compares in number to other topics.
The keyword “quantum physics” yields 44 records and “3-d printing” yields 35 records. The keyword “petroleum engineering” yields 8 records and “aviation engineering” yields 8 records. The keyword “calculus” yields 55 records while the keyword “trigonometry” results in 20 records.
It’s easier for Fort Worth ISD students to find books about transgender sex education than science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics.
This is a double-whammy of gross irresponsibility. It is absolutely not within the rights of school administrators to make such highly-ideological material available for small children, especially when it is so confusing and age-inappropriate.
It is, however, well within the responsibility of the school to teach children the subjects that they do need to learn, and they’re clearly failing here. When a school district is far more concerned with children learning about such a confusing topic as “gender identity” but could care less if their interests in STEM can be supplemented outside the classroom, the children are not only being failed, they are being deliberately indoctrinated and deprived.