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the skinny on kids’ rights in public schools teaching transgenderism

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the skinny on kids’ rights in public schools teaching transgenderism

recently i explored whether parents have a right to opt their children out of classroom discussions of transgenderism. as i explained, state law governs this question and currently only a few states grant parents the authority to remove their children from gender-identity lessons. (guttmacher institute provides a summary of each state’s law and rutgers links to the controlling state statutes.) later, i exposed the deficiencies in state sex-education opt-out statutes.the first article also explained that while parents hold a constitutional right to make decisions regarding the upbringing and education of their children, that right—at best—allows parents to remove their children entirely from the public-school system; it does not allow them to edit the curriculum within the school system. further, while the first amendment and many states protect religious liberty, courts are unlikely to interpret those guarantees broadly enough to encompass an opt-out right.so for parents who wish to avoid the confusion that will surely result from their young children learning in school a counter-factual lesson—that boys might really be, or can become, girls—the best option is to abandon the public-school system. however, for those unwilling or unable to do so, the next natural question is what rights, if any, do parents and their children retain to reject the transgender agenda within the public-school system. in short, schools cannot force pupils to affirm a gender-dysphoric stude...