The Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education will investigate a North Texas school district. This comes after the superintendent was caught on tape instructing librarians to remove LGBT-themed books from the library.
On December 6, the office informed Granbury school administrators about the inquiry.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) submitted a letter of complaint in July, accusing the school system of breaching Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which outlaws discrimination based on gender, sex, and sexuality.
The US Dept. of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating a North #Texas school district after its superintendent was secretly recorded giving instructions to librarians to remove books containing LGBT themes from the library. https://t.co/olOmVR9tpU
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) December 22, 2022
According to a March story, the school’s administrator, Jeremy Glenn, directed the removal of the books.
Later, Glenn stated the books he desires to have deleted are those dealing with “transgender, LGBTQ, and physical intimacy.”
An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Chloe Kempf told media outlets the Education Department’s decision to examine Gransbury hints that the agency is concerned about a “wave” of anti-LGBT legislation and book deletions in the United States.
A newly elected school board representative has committed to eliminating literature deemed improper for minors.
On December 12, during a school board meeting, the member demanded that all “obscene” books be removed from the library. Glenn requested a list of books to be purged prior to further debate.
Glenn stated, according to the Tribune, he believes the district wants to address the library book problem. Talking on behalf of every official in the room, and maybe some community members as well, he stated he knows a few are eager to put this matter to rest.
A conclusion to an inquiry by the Office of Civil Rights might take months or even years. Typically, if a breach is identified, efforts are made to establish a settlement agreement on a voluntary basis.
The department will then supervise the implementation of the policies established in the settlement agreement.
[CA] Texas school district under investigation after the removal of LGBTQ library books – NBC News: … north Texas school district after the superintendent was secretly recorded ordering librarians to remove LGBTQ themed books from the library. https://t.co/arMxCp9PhE
— Stigmabase | LGBT+ (@StigmabaseE) December 23, 2022
LGBT Crusade in Education
Numerous schools have been scrutinized for exposing pupils to books containing explicit LGBT themes.
Recently, an English teacher at San Juan Hills High School in California created controversy by advocating a “gay library” that included sexually graphic literature, such as literature on orgies and BDSM.
One book at the library, titled “This Book is Gay,” detailed the new dating app Grindr and contained information about “girl-on-girl” intercourse.
In Katy, Texas, families have challenged the inclusion of sexually graphic literature in the curriculum. Parents from the Katy ISD opposed graphic novels featuring explicit sexual content, such as “Flamer.”
In a September chat with The Epoch Times, Sarah Feigleson, a native of Katy, blasted the system for failing parents and children by permitting such materials in classrooms.
She stated authors develop works aimed at 12-to-16-year-olds, which are subsequently printed by publishers and quickly embraced by schools. “Once you see it, you can never unsee it,” Feigleson remarked. This is a multifaceted failure.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.