"Safe Schools" czar Kevin Jennings to get
$410 million in Obama's 2011 federal budget
To push homosexual and transgender programs in America's schools!
POSTED: Feb 25, 2010
Despite the national recession and federal budget deficits, Barack Obama is including $410 million in the 2011 budget for his "safes schools" czar Kevin Jennings (an increase of $45 million). As we've documented by his actions over the years pushing homosexuality to schoolchildren, Jennings will use this money to force the homosexual/transgender agenda into America's public schools.
This year, his main approach is through "school climate" surveys given to kids in schools. The survey "tests" how gay-friendly and transgender-friendly schools are. If the schools don't meet a certain standard, the administration can determine that the school is "unsafe" and require more homosexual programs and activities. These surveys have already been pushed as a jump-start in many Massachusetts schools for years by GLSEN and the Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth.
Here's what CitizenLink recently reported about this:
So what does Jennings intend to do with this money?
For starters, he says he's going to make "school climate" measurement a top priority -- and, in fact, he'd love for "school climate" to eventually be made part of the "Common Core" national standards movement! He plans to begin with "a new grant program coming out of this department where we'll be providing possibly as much as $70 million for investments in school climate projects." (He revealed all this and much more in this month's Phi Delta Kappan magazine. Scroll down to the "Safe at School" title.)
So at this point, you might be wondering, What on earth does "school climate" really mean? I think it's best to take that definition from Kevin Jennings-based on his record as the longtime founder and leader of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network).
Under Jennings' leadership, GLSEN has provided students with a "school climate" continuum measurement tool. This tool reveals a lot about Jennings' true goals: A positively rated "inclusive school," for instance, is defined as one where "LGBT themes are fully integrated into curricula across a variety of subject areas and grade levels."
I.e., Jennings and GLSEN want homosexual, bisexual and transgender themes taught in every subject at every grade, all the way down to the kindergarten level, maybe even preschool.
By contrast, a "hostile school," is one where "Curricula are devoid of LGBT themes" and homosexuality is "characterized" as "sin." Does this mean that a school that acknowledges Christian students' free speech rights to express their opinions about things like same-sex marriage is rated as "hostile"? Does this mean that if students disagree with lessons taught in class about homosexuality and same-sex marriage that they will be in violation of "school climate" safety policies?
Is this how Kevin Jennings will use taxpayer-funded money to measure our schools and force changes?
Read entire article HERE
Currently in Maine, the spokesman for GLSEN is a major proponent of transgender bathrooms in Maine's schools (even at the elementary level). See the MassResistance blog.
MassResistance has an online petition to remove Kevin Jennings. We're nearing 10,000 names, but we need more. PLEASE help with this.
SIGN the petition HERE to remove Kevin Jennings
We are working with the offices of Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), who introduced a resolution in Congress to remove Jennings, and Rep Steve King (R-IA), who delivered a letter from Obama from 53 Congressmen to remove Jennings, to leverage this petition as powerfully as possible.
This is becoming a national effort, spearheaded by MassResistance. Your financial support is needed for us to move this along!