Teens organize trans youth prom

The Hill, May 22, 2023, Brooke Migdon

Dozens of transgender children, teens and their families from more than 17 states gathered in Washington on Monday to celebrate their identities at a prom organized specifically for trans youth.

Daniel Trujillo, a trans 15-year-old from Tucson, AZ in the CFSD school district and one of the event’s co-organizers, the prom is also a way to tell lawmakers, “I’m just a kid….Senators say they want to protect children, but they’re actively working against me.”

The history behind ‘parents’ rights’ in schools

AP News, Nov. 14, 2022, Brooke Shultz

Over the last century, the term “parents rights” has been invoked in disputes related to homeschooling, sex education and even the teaching of foreign languages in schools. In politics today, many have joined the conservative “parents rights” movement. Opponents say it promotes the false narrative that parents don’t have rights, with the ultimate goal of hollowing out public education.

Is Our Children Learning Too Much?

Texas Monthly, April 13, 2022,
Christopher Hooks

Moral panics are useful if your goal is to weaken public education in favor of parochial and other private schools. Christopher Rufo, a fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute, has helped kick-start the crusade. “To get universal school choice, you really need to operate from the position of universal public school distrust,” he said.

School board battleground: Emotions erupt

NBC 12 Local News, April 24, 2023 Hunter Bassler & Joe Dana

School board meetings recently are not just about budgets and student awards. Emotions are high over what is taught and what is tolerated. Three education experts discuss the issues: President of the Arizona Teachers Association, Director of Government Relations for the Arizona School Boards Association, and Deputy Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Education.

Students: Know your rights

ACLU

The Supreme Court ruled in 1969 that students do not “shed their
constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the
schoolhouse gate.” This is true for other fundamental rights, as well. Click here to learn more. https://www.acluaz.org/sites/default/files/2023-08-04_kyr-students-rights.pdf