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Commentary By Christopher F. Rufo

LA Schools Adopt Radical ‘Trans Affirming’ Agenda To Attack ‘Gender Binary’

Education, Culture Pre K-12, Culture & Society

Traditional 'gender binary' under attack by LA schools pushing radical ‘trans affirming’ agenda

Los Angeles Unified School District has adopted a radical gender-theory curriculum instructing teachers to work toward the "breakdown of the gender binary," to experiment with gender pronouns such as "they," "ze," and "tree," and to adopt "trans-affirming" programming to make their classrooms "queer all school year." 

I have obtained a trove of publicly accessible documents from Los Angeles Unified that illustrates the extent to which gender ideology has entered the mainstream of the nation’s second-largest school district. Since 2020, the district’s Human Relations, Diversity, and Equity department has created an infrastructure to translate the basic tenets of academic queer theory into K-12 pedagogy. The programming includes a wide range of conferences, presentations, curricula, teacher-training programs, adult-driven "gender and sexuality" clubs, and school-sponsored protests.

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Christopher F. Rufo is a senior fellow and director of the Intiative on Critical Race Theory at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal. Adapted from City Journal.

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