The Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA), which oversees nearly 80,000 students from K-12 in Colorado, has been accused of assisting its teachers with activities that may be in violation of state and federal law.
Reports suggest that the JCEA has provided instructions on how to avoid detection. This incident has drawn comparisons to Hillary Clinton’s utilization of BleachBit software to delete digital evidence.
In an apparent attempt to indoctrinate children into the LGBTQ ideology, teachers in Jefferson County reportedly engaged in covert tactics such as administering gender surveys without parental consent.
This would violate federal law under the Pupil Protection Rights Amendment which mandates that schools notify parents of surveys and provide a mechanism for them to opt-out.
In response to this alleged breach of protocol, CBS reported that administrators directed staff to cease conducting these surveys until lawsuits regarding the matter are resolved.
Despite this directive, JCEA, the local teachers’ union, sent out an email encouraging its members to continue with the survey while taking steps to make records untraceable should they be subpoenaed by courts.
It is clear that JCEA values indoctrination over education and even disregards state and federal law.
From the JCEA email to teachers, via CBS:
“If you do a questionnaire, please make it a paper and pencil activity – any digital records are more permanent and may be requested under federal law.”
The union also encouraged teachers to “make your notations about students and not hold on to the documents.”
Parents in the area have voiced their outrage and are seeking answers. Denise Crawford, a parent of three children in the district, informed CBS of feeling “deceived, lied to, taken advantage of” after hearing about recent events.
Reports from other parents have indicated that numerous teachers conducted surveys following advice from their union on how to hide evidence of them.
The President of JCEA, Brooke Williams, has been accused of attempting to indoctrinate students and has dismissed these allegations as politicizing the issue. Social media accounts belonging to JCEA show its support for LGBTQ causes.
In a statement, she defiantly reiterated that teachers (and other staff) should not disclose a student’s transgender status to anyone including parents, unless they are absolutely forced to:
“By allowing students an optional avenue to share their preferred pronouns while maintaining student privacy, we can better ensure that students feel safe, respected, and validated. We encourage and support educators to follow Jeffco’s district policy which states: School staff shall not disclose information that may reveal a student’s transgender status to others, including parents and other school staff, unless legally required to do so or unless the student has authorized such disclosure. Transgender and gender nonconforming students have the right to discuss and express their gender identity and expression openly and to decide when, with whom, and how much to share private information.” – statement by Brooke Williams, President of JCEA, via CBS.
Susan Miller, a member of the Jefferson County school board, expressed her concern regarding the scandalous behavior of certain teachers who disregarded the law and pursued a radical agenda.
She characterized such actions as blatant disregard for legal obligations and criticized the teachers union for its enabling role.
From Miller, Via CBS:
“The leadership actually provided an avenue to get around the law and basically saying it was OK.”
She says the union put teachers’ jobs at risk – those that violate the law can lose their licensure.
Crawford says it also put teachers relationship with parents at risk.
“I don’t feel I can trust the teachers,” she said.
She says she reported her son’s survey to his principal but hasn’t heard back. She says she’s not anti-LGBTQ. Her nephew, she says is transgender and her daughter is gay.
“This is not political. It’s just they’re breaking the law,” she said.
When asked what action should take place she responded, “the same thing that would happen to anybody breaking the law accountability and correction.”
Miller agrees, “I want parents to know the district takes this very seriously.”