[Above: A local news story from Ohio this past April. Students argue at a school board meeting that a freak out over "teaching gay stuff in school" is absurd because that's not a thing. -- eds.]
A new study was just released by by 2021 School Climate Survey published by GLSEN shows that students are not being taught about the LGBTQ+ issues in schools and there is actually a huge decrease of support for their community.
As the entire Crooks and Liars team has been writing since Republican agitators have ramped up their right-wing religious hateful agenda -- teachers and school boards are not grooming your kids.
The survey results reinforce the reality that the LGBTQ+ community and public school teachers are not indoctrinating students nationwide into a radical liberal sexualized agenda.
The Advocate also writes, "The conservative claim that LGBTQ+ topics are being taught in school is not only false, but the reality is damaging the kids that they claim to want to protect."
Fewer than 1 percent, or 0.4 percent to be exact, of LGBTQ+ students reported that content about LGBTQ+ matters were included in many of their textbooks or assigned readings.
"The 2021 National School Climate Survey reveals that LGBTQ+ students are experiencing unacceptable rates of bullying and discrimination in the classroom, which impacts their mental health, self-esteem, and educational aspirations," Kosciw said. "But our research also points to how schools can better support LGBTQ+ students: evidence shows that inclusive policies, [gay-straigh aliances], and supportive educators play a critical role in creating encouraging educational environments where all students can thrive."
The rise of hate against public education since President Biden took office has been calculated and then transmitted by the worst of the worst.
States like Florida are causing more discrimination, bullying, and hatred in schools because of Ron DeSantis' homophobic agenda, orchestrated merely to aid in his presidential aspirations.
Fox News and many other wingnut media outlets have joined in to amplify the hatred for political gain. And parents have actually been told to hire professional videographers to tape their freakouts at school board meetings in the hopes that they will be featured on Tucker Carlson. No, really.
Only the children suffer from the "work" of these craven assholes.