If it’s too obscene to read out loud at a school board meeting, then why is it a classroom assignment for a teenager?
That’s essentially what this mom asked the members of the Clark County District school board on May 12.
The Clark County District covers Las Vegas, Nevada, and is the fifth-largest school district in the United States.
A visibly upset mother approached the lectern at the meeting to say that her 15-year-old daughter was told to memorize and recite “pornographic material” as a school assignment.
“This will be horrifying for me to read to you, but that will give you perspective on how she must have felt when her teacher required her to memorize this and to act it out in front of her entire class,” she began.
She didn’t get far into reading the assignment before she was cut off, “I don’t love you. It’s not you, it’s just — I don’t like your d**k. Or any d**k in that case. I cheated Joe.” Her mic was immediately cut off and a member of the Board of Education told the mother that it was because of her use of profanity.
“If you don’t want me to read it to you, what was it like for my 15-year-old daughter to have to memorize pornographic material and memorize it and portray — ” the mother said before her microphone was silenced.
A mom in @ClarkCountySch reads from a graphic assignment her daughter was required to do. Her mic then gets cut off because it’s inappropriate for a public discussion.
Adults can’t handle hearing this content yet they readily give it to kids in school. How does it make sense? pic.twitter.com/GFP1bGhNlg
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 17, 2022
In a typical response to Libs of Tik Tok posting the video, the Clark County District issued a statement that said that the mother was given the rest of her time — which wasn’t even the issue.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) May 17, 2022
Libs of Tik Tok is right. The school board is completely missing the point here. It wasn’t that she was cut off and not allowed to finish her thought, it’s that the school board thought that the assignment that she was reading aloud was obscene and not appropriate for the meeting. If that’s the case, then how is it appropriate for a classroom?
The full video of the Clark County District School Board meeting available on Facebook shows that the mom was able to finish her thoughts. Her remarks begin around 17 minutes into the video.
In the rest of her statement to the school board, she claims that child pornography laws in Nevada were violated the day her daughter was given the assignment. She names one law, NRS-200.710, which prohibits anyone from encouraging, enticing, coercing, or permitting “a minor to be the subject of a sexual portrayal in a performance.”
She then said that in a meeting with the school administration, officials blamed her daughter for not saying “no” to the assignment. She correctly identified this as victim-blaming and said, “Teachers are in a position of power. Educators must understand the laws about sexual abuse.” That is where she is looking for the board’s assistance.
The mom also said that she was able to meet with the regional superintendent only because of the assistance of a local parent advocacy group. She added that the meeting went well and that she “has hope that there will be corrective action.”
This is just one of the issues that parents are concerned about in classrooms — the overt sexualization of the curriculum and the pushing of left-wing sexual ethics in schools have become so prevalent that teachers don’t seem to realize when a line has been crossed.
Parents are standing up for their kids all over the United States and pushing back on this “grooming” of kids in schools. That’s a very good thing.
This mom was obviously very upset about her daughter’s assignment and wasn’t sure if she’d be able to read it to the school board — but she did.
Kudos to her for standing up for her daughter and the other students in the district.
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