American Federation of Teachers openly promotes ways to have students change pronouns without parental knowledge


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USA- As American public schools by and large continue to fail our children, it is satisfying to know that the American Federation of Teachers is laser-focused on ensuring our educational system continues to fall below that of our biggest adversary, communist China.

The latest example comes courtesy of The Daily Signal, the official newsletter of The Heritage Foundation.

You have to give the AFT under radical leftist Randi Weingarten credit. After all, a document called a “Student Identification Card” sounds pretty innocent, nothing that should  raise any alarm bells.

You know, having information that can be used during a field trip, emergency or whatever is probably a good idea.

You would never expect such a document would be used as a means to indoctrinate kids into a controversial lifestyle such as that promoted by the alphabet community.

Yet that appears to be in part that for which it is used. In fact, that appears to be primarily the purpose of the card.

The ID card is available from a so-called “community-based site” called, which is “created and maintained by the American Federation of Teachers.” According to the Daily Signal, the card is developed by the site’s “Identity Affirming Classroom Team (I-ACT),” and is classified as “social emotional learning.”

The fact it is developed by something with “identity affirming” in the title should serve as a giant red flag for parents. The site claims the card is “recommended for all grade levels.”

On the card, students can write their “Government Name” (sounds like something of an ominous title) and then a spot where a student can add the “Name you would like to be called in class.” Below that is a place for “pronunciation tips.”

American Federation of Teachers openly promotes ways to have students change pronouns without parental knowledge
I-ACT Student Identification Card pushed by American Federation of Teachers

The use of “government name” seems a bit odd, since the government has nothing to do with how a child is named. One might imply that something nefarious occurred in the naming of the child. Now of course, with anything involving the radical left, nothing is done by accident.

There’s nothing really odd about “name you would like to be called in class,” since for example someone with a given name of “Jonathan” may go by the name “Johnny.” Pronunciation tips might be helpful in the case of “names with unusual or ambiguous spellings,” the article notes, or possibly foreign names. That might prove helpful to educators.

Right after that however things go, shall we say, off the rails a bit.

“Can I call you this name outside of class?” the card then asks, with the opportunity for students to answer “yes” or “no.”

Kind of odd, no?

That question might seem to imply that a student may go by a different name in the classroom than they do at home. And maybe, their parents or guardians may be unaware of that fact. Almost as if it is to be kept secret if for example “Johnny” wants to be called “Suzie” in the classroom.

Continuing the now bizarre line of questions on the card, it then deviates to where we all know it was going to go, given the radical nature of the AFT…pronouns. Since there are two genders…male and female…those two choices should have proved quite sufficient. However the card goes on to explain pronoun choice, such as “he/him, they/them, she/her.”

That line of questioning continues with the following questions:

  • May I use these pronouns in front of the class?
  • May I use these pronouns when I contact home?
  • May I use these pronouns in front of other teachers?
  • Would you like to follow up with me about your name or pronouns?
American Federation of Teachers openly promotes ways to have students change pronouns without parental knowledge
Pronoun portion of Student ID Cart pushed by AFT

Recall that these cards are supposed to be “appropriate” for all grade levels. Does the AFT not have the self-awareness to realize that asking kids in primary school questions such as these will lead to confusion and some unnecessary questions at home?

For most kids who have yet to be brainwashed by unhinged leftist parents into believing they are something they are not, these questions border on the absurd. Having such questions on identification card is yet another step in trying to indoctrinate children that there are more than the two genders which biology and science tells us is ridiculous.

By implying that students can use whatever name or identity they choose with the option for teachers to keep that secret from parents borders on institutional child abuse.

As the Daily Signal piece notes, children “don’t have to ‘out’ themselves to their class, to other teachers, or even to their parents if they don’t want to.” It is an attempt, the article continues, to disregard “the natural timidity they [students] feel—which is their conscience warning them against defying nature…”

The ”pronoun” section is actually larger than the information sought on the rest of the card. There is a small section at the bottom of the card, “Tell me three things about yourself” such as hobbies, etc. which relegates a small space for children to tell their teacher more about themselves.

Where it gets even creepier (if that’s possible) is on the back of the card, where it asks:

“So why are some educators having trouble with acknowledging students’ pronouns? Part of the answer is that we are often missing key information and qualitative data about what a pronoun is, why it’s important, and the impact of not acknowledging it.”

It continues:

“…for queer, nonconforming, nonbinary, and transgender people, these pronouns [he/she] may not fit, can create discomfort, and can cause stress and anxiety.”

American Federation of Teachers openly promotes ways to have students change pronouns without parental knowledge
Rear of Student ID Card getting into LGBT ideology

For young children in elementary school. “Mommy, what’s a queer person?” little Johnny asks. “What does nonbinary mean?” little Mary asks. Talk about confusing young children.

Fox News Digital reports that in response to questions about the card, the I-ACT team said they:

“…believes an equitable learning community must engage and nurture authentic, inclusive relationships that cultivate student identity…[and] affirm the whole person.”

“The harsh reality is that language can be an act of oppression or an act of resistance,” I-ACT said about pronoun use.

“When marginalized groups experience oppression in the classroom through misgendering, not only can it be difficult to feel safe enough to learn, but sometimes it can also be reflected in suicide rates of young people.”

In June, the radical teacher’s union published an article on “AFT Voices” about the pronoun cards, Fox Digital wrote. Amber Chandler, president of a union affiliate of the AFT said, “It is still not the norm in my middle school to ask the simple question: Which pronouns do you prefer?”

“I’m embarrassed to say that I did not ask that question on the survey I gave students and families at the beginning of the school year, but I plan to add that for next year,” she said.

“Years ago, I quit assuming that my students’ parents were necessarily the people raising them, and I decided to go with ‘family’ or ‘cheerleaders’ or ‘supporters.” It has made a world of difference for the people whose nontraditional family structures were always left out. I believe that asking for pronouns is going to do the same thing.”

Meanwhile, they are totally confusing a majority of children and moreover leaving parents out of the equation. This is what our tax dollars are paying for.

For more on how our public school system is openly trying to indoctrinate our children, we invite you to:


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ANYTOWN, USA- While this writer is by no means a fan of Chinese-owned TikTok, the social media app has accomplished one thing (besides giving the Chinese a bunch of intel).

That is, it has outed the truly deranged, unhinged lunatics in society, sadly many of whom occupy teaching positions in public schools.

The go-to site for all things loony left, Libs of TikTok recently shared a video in which an elementary school teacher admitted she “indirectly” signals her third graders about her bisexuality, while criticizing her co-workers for “hurting” students because they choose not to use their “preferred pronouns” and “chosen names,” Post Millennial reports.

Remember when elementary school teachers taught stuff like reading, writing and arithmetic? That is no longer the case. Now kids are taught about preferred pronouns and all manner of woke ideology, often times behind their parents’ backs.

“I am an openly queer teacher,” @zombriii94 pronounced on TikTok to her whopping 161 followers.

Brianna Rose, as she’s otherwise known by, then announced, “I wear a bi flag watch band and bi flag bracelets,” proudly showing them on the video.

“In my classroom I keep a rainbow flag; my kids know what it means.”

The teacher, sporting a bright purple hairdo (don’t they all?) continues, explaining to her audience that her being “openly queer” apparently means her students trust her more.

She claimed that two students had approached her, asking if she could use “they/them” pronouns when speaking about them, while also asking if she could pass that on to other summer school teachers.

You can pretty much guarantee that these young skulls full of mush didn’t come up with these alternate pronouns all by themselves. Clearly this teacher dropped it on them, and like most children do, they sucked it into their tiny little brains like it was somehow normal.

“I said, ‘kiddos I would love to do that for you, I’m so glad you trusted me with this information.’”

The groomer then mentioned that one of the students asked to be called by a different name, “one that is not gendered as what they were born as.”

Again, we are talking third-graders…probably eight or nine-years old. What would they possibly know about “identifying” as something else unless they were taught?

However, our story doesn’t go so well for our resident groomer. When she passed on to the other teachers of the alleged request by the children to use preferred pronouns and a chosen name, they reprimanded her, telling her it “was not appropriate for me to communicate.”

She complained the other teachers ignored the requests to “participate in their social transition” by using different names and pronouns.

As recently as maybe five years ago, this teacher would be locked up for child abuse. Now, as the less than one percent of the population, everyone runs scared of going against the alphabet community and offending a member of the “protected class.”

Oh, but our hero was having none of this. She looked squarely into her camera and scolded those who oppose her abuse of young children:

“I don’t care what you believe, but when you refuse to respect a queer child’s request for pronoun and name changes, you are hurting them.”

This is they typical talking points coming from groomers such as this lady…of you “misgender” you are now committing violence.

That statement however flies in the face of what some therapists say, expressing the belief that socially transitioning young kids is actually harmful, taking a transitory phase or “experiment” among some kids and instead making it a permanent gender dysphoria.

This many times leads to making harmful, life-altering decisions such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and in severe cases, gender transition surgery and sterility.

In Biden’s America, however, transitioning young children without parental consent is becoming more commonplace. For example, some schools offer individualized “gender support plans” that have the student indicate if they want their parents notified or not.

As Law Enforcement Today previously reported, some schools actually offer so-called “transition closets,” where students can change into clothing that more closely aligns with their “gender identity” while at school, and then change back before heading home.

The statistics also bear out that schools are taking it upon themselves in increasing numbers of cases to groom children in trans ideology.

According to a Pew Research Center survey:

“About three-in-ten parents of K-12 students (29%) say at least one of their children has learned about people who are transgender or nonbinary from a teacher or another adult at their school.”

This creates a number of issues, according to evolutionary biologist Colin Wright. He notes that “using children’s preferred pronouns and chosen name is not about acceptance of differences, but rather about facilitating a radical ideology that believes whether a child is a boy or girl has nothing to do with their sex, and everything to do with their subjective ‘gender identity.’”

According to Wright, this ideology “can cause children to become convinced they’re transgender when they are simply gender nonconforming.”

For our previous report on “transition closets,” we invite you to:


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Are you familiar with “transition closets?” In simple terms, they are the primary reason why parents need to homeschool their children.

PJ Media, citing a report in the Epoch Times, reports that the so-called “trans closets” have been making an appearance in public schools throughout California and elsewhere.

For people who opposed gay marriage when it was legalized by the Supreme Court years ago, there was a concern that this was only the first step, that the alphabet mafia would take this small victory and continue pushing their radical agenda. “Love is love” is one thing…targeting our kids is a far different conversation.

For example, as PJ Media notes, last year, a group called the “San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus” got itself in a jackpot after it released a song whereby the chorus bragged that:

“We’ll convert your children…We’re coming for your children.” This was a clear warning that the radical LGBTLMNOP were targeting children. As we have seen over the past year, nothing could be clearer.

Back to “transition closets.” In a piece in PJ Media in March, Megan Fox explained the idea behind them.

“The whole point of a trans closet in a school with minors is to allow students to hide their ‘gender identity’ from their parents.”

In other words, little Johnny gets dressed for schools in clothing appropriate for little boys.

However when he gets to school, little Johnny, with full approval by the public schools goes into a “trans closet,” changes into girls’ clothes and spends the day playing make believe as a “girl.”

At the end of the day, Johnny goes back to the “trans closet,” changes back into his gender appropriate clothing and goes back home, his parents none the wiser that the school for which they pay taxes has contributed to their child’s psychological decline.

Here is Amaure Rousch, CEO of The Transition Closet:

American Federation of Teachers openly promotes ways to have students change pronouns without parental knowledge
Amare Roush, CEO of The Transition Closet. These people help influence your kids.

The fact of the matter is, public school teachers (oh, it happens in private schools too, make no mistake about it) aren’t even trying to necessarily hide what they’re doing any longer. A teacher in California on TikTok (where a collection of social misfits congregate) said exactly what they are up to:

“The goal of the transition closet is for our students to wear the clothes that their parents approve of, come to school and then swap out into the clothes that fit who they truly are.”

In other words, public schools are engaged in circumventing the will of parents and are actively working to engage in nothing less than child abuse. Yet, they get away with it.

Last week at a White House event, our delusional “commander in chief” actually said the quiet part out loud, when he asserted that children don’t belong to parents “when they’re in the classroom.”

“They’re all our children. And the reason you’re the teachers of the year is because you recognize that. They’re not somebody else’s children. They’re like yours when they’re in the classroom,” Biden said, according to Yahoo News.

Later in his remarks, Biden railed against politicians “trying to ban books, even math books.” What he failed to mention is the books that some are attempting to ban may indeed be “math books,” however they relate math to concepts such as critical race theory or LGBTQ indoctrination. They are clearly being used to push a radical left agenda.

According to PJ Media, the teacher in the TikTok video isn’t just a wacko low-level teacher. His name is Thomas Martin-Edwards, founder of an organization called the “Queer Teacher Fellowship,” and is listed on his Twitter page as the assistant principal of San Ramon Valley High School. However it is believed he may in fact have moved on, since Epoch Times has him listed as a Spanish teacher in the Oakland (CA) Unified School District.

Epoch Times notes that Martin-Edwards “is also transgender. He has posted himself in the classroom showing off the stilettos he wears to school.” The question is, why? Why do these teachers find it necessary to discuss what they do in the privacy of their homes with their students? Do straight teachers discuss their sexual adventures with their students in the classroom?

We would submit that if they did, the police would be knocking on their doors and they would also be seeking new employment. Why is it different with the alphabet community?

A more important question is why are teachers and school administrators trying to hide what they’re doing from parents? If what they are doing is indeed “normal” as they assert, why are they doing so in secret?

According to Amare Roush, who founded The Transition Closet claims the secrecy is being implemented for the students’ “protection:”

“We do provide a safe space for kids whose parents are not accepting, because it’s known to help lower the suicide rate. These kids are going to do it anyway, we just want a way to provide them with a way to do it safely to where they’re not wearing clothes that are too small for them, or doing so in a way that’s going to get them hurt by their parents.”

Did you get that? They’re trying to “save” the kids from their parents. Unbelievable.

How much is this new woke educational system actually contributing to the so-called “gender confusion” these kids are experiencing? As PJ Media notes, would kids even give this stuff a second thought “if teachers weren’t presenting it as something good and acceptable and even heroic in the face of parental opposition and obstinacy? Would they do it if doing it weren’t celebrated and lauded everywhere?” We propose probably not. But since this now appears to be the “cool” thing to do, the shiny new object, obviously kids are attracted to it.

The presence of these trans closets is fairly new in the K-12 world, however, have been apparently available on college campuses for years. Epoch Times notes that “Marshall University, the University of Arkansas, Penn State, and the University of California are among colleges that have been operating trans closets for years.”

While our primary adversaries in the world—Russia and China—are on the move academically and militarily, the United States is engaged in woke transgender indoctrination of our youngest and most vulnerable. What does this portend for the future of our country?

Rome, anyone?

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