(Article by Nick Monroe republished from ThePostMillennial.com)
This comes from an undated clip that Libs of TikTok posted on Tuesday night. The educator's method for achieving their goals is by policing the language used in the classroom.
Christian Rhodes, senior adviser to the secretary at the Department of Education, is seen present at the meeting.
The stated rationale by Colorado high school biology teacher Sam Long for their instruction methods is that they believe teaching about all living things must be inclusive towards trans people.
"In our classroom we need to be a stickler for inclusive language in any conversation," wrote the trans biology teacher.
"A lot of textbooks, a lot of existing teaching will say, well, women produce eggs. Males are more likely to be colorblind. The mother carries the fetus for this many months. And some ways that we can show our support for trans and non-binary students just to clean up that language, be more precise. We can be more accurate and be more inclusive. So I would say, no, it’s not women that produce eggs, it’s ovaries that produce eggs. That’s accurate, that’s precise. We’re acknowledging that not all women produce eggs, and also, not all egg producers are women."
Does your school do this lab where students stain their cheek cells to see sex chromosomes? Consider potential harm and privacy violations. interACT Advocates for Youth explains why the activity is harmful to intersex students in your classroom. https://t.co/h1FuUSgsJSpic.twitter.com/LIj6MRueWD
— Gender-Inclusive Biology (@GenderInBiology) June 13, 2021
Long plugs their project – genderinclusivebiology.com – which has the following questions on its homepage, relevant to the expressed agenda that Long wants to get across to students:
Long says this project was started with the help of two other "trans-identified" teachers. It’s an active theme of his work. In January, Long was a part of a seminar panel about "social justice in the science classroom.
The public response since Libs of TikTok shared the above clip has some expressing concerns about the degradation of biology as a field of study for the sake of progressive politics.
"This person is a biology teacher and is specifically advocating teaching the topic in a way that is inaccurate and will confuse students," wrote RealClearInvestigations senior writer Mark Hemingway.
This person is a biology teacher and is specifically advocating teaching the topic in a way that is inaccurate and will confuse students. https://t.co/y4I0MMwy24
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) April 27, 2022
"Here we have a biology teacher substituting political ideology for science," wrote Blaze contributor Delano Squires.
Here we have a biology teacher substituting political ideology for science. This is K-12 Ed in America today. All of the talk abt doctors “assigning”/“guessing” sex at birth or men having ovaries needs to be CRUSHED using every tool parents & policymakers have at their disposal. https://t.co/E9y4F820AH
— Delano Squires (@DelanoSquires) April 27, 2022
"But grooming is a myth," columnist Mark Davis noted.
But grooming is a myth. https://t.co/Kb4oJKAHcL
— Mark Davis (@MarkDavis) April 27, 2022
This type of content featured on the Libs of TikTok Twitter was the subject of a row between the account’s owner and the Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz earlier this month. The outlet published a piece that included identifying information about Libs of TikTok’s creator, in an effort to frame her as the catalyst for a so-called anti-LGBT hate campaign.
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