Documenting a parental revolt in Illinois

Monday, October 24, 2016
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

principal's nameplate on deskA pro-family advocate is documenting an Illinois school district's civil war pitting parents against left-wing educators and homosexual activists.

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute was present in September when school board members in Elgin listened to heated public comments.

The controversy is over allowing transgender students to dress with the opposite sex in School District U-46, the second largest in the state with approximately 40,000 students.

Higgins tells OneNewsNow the most controversial statement came from district CEO Tony Sanders at a heated school board meeting last month.

"The CEO said parents have no right to be informed that their children will be sharing a locker room with an opposite-sex person," recalls Higgins, who documented the school board meeting on the IFI website in a play-by-play format that describes the leftists who spoke.

Part one of Higgins' story can be read here. Part two is here

In one example of comments, an English high school teacher and teachers' union rep ridiculed people for calling U-46 faculty "sinister agents of indoctrination."

In addition to denouncing hate, and wondering aloud how little girls view the school board, the teacher declared he was teaching students to be part of a "global citizenry."

"In my experience, this kind of arrogant teacher is over-represented in English departments," Higgins wrote of that teacher. "They, like many on the U-46 school board, want government schools to have no conservative representation in leadership or teaching positions. One conservative member on a board of seven is one too many for the disciples of diversity."

That one conservative school board member is identified by Higgins as Jeanette Ward. 

Higgins says concerned parents need to talk to others about the issue, keep attending board meetings, and demand the right to know about their safety of their own children.

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