A pro-family activist in Ohio cites a recent incident in Idaho as another reason parents need to consider an alternative to public schools for their children.
MassResistance reported last month being contacted by an Idaho grandmother who was upset that her 11-year-old granddaughter had been encouraged – by an elementary school counselor – to accept her gender-confused feelings without informing the mother. The counselor in Coeur d'Alene did coach the young girl on how to eventually tell her mother and grandmother; but when she did, she broke into tears because of their horrified reaction.
Linda Harvey, president of Mission: America, warns parents they need to be cautious. "Because the biggest thing that we have to fear now, apparently, is the actual teachers and counselors interacting with children in the public schools," she offers.
According to the report, the school counselor ignored the grandmother's earlier instructions to have no further contact with her granddaughter. Harvey was incensed to hear that – and says parents should be as well.
"To protect your children, you have to think of other schooling alternatives for them. The public schools are not the place to be right now for many, many families," she argues.
MassResistance reports that after this encounter with the counselor, the girl's mother has decided to enroll her daughter in a Christian school.