San Francisco, CA — Abigail Shrier reported on leaked audio recordings sent to her by attendees of a conference held by the California Teachers Association (CTA), the state’s largest teachers’ union.
The CTA held its conference on Oct. 29-31, and according to its website it included a seminar titled “Beyond the Binary: Identity & Imagining Possibilities.”
Included in that seminar were presentations by Lori Caldeira and Kelly Baraki, teachers in Spreckels Union School District (SUSD). They lead Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs in the district, although they admit to using subversive names like “Equity Club” or “You be You” club, Shrier reports.
The audio recordings are not included in Shrier’s report, but what she states was on the recording shows a lack of contempt for parents and a desire to propagandize to students.
And, the teachers don’t worry about any consequences for admittedly publicly ridiculing parents who offer objections as Caldeira states that she has “tenure.” She states: “You can’t fire me for running a GSA. And so, you can be mad, but you can’t fire me for it.”
Included were lessons on how best to get students to join GSAs and how to run such clubs in conservative communities.
“Because we are not official — we have no club rosters, we keep no records. In fact, sometimes we don’t really want to keep records because if parents get upset that their kids are coming? We’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe they came?’ You know, we would never want a kid to get in trouble for attending if their parents are upset,” Calderia states.
The teachers bragged about using the virtual learning to spy on kids to determine who to invite to the clubs, admitting to “stalking” kids.
“So, we started to brainstorm at the end of the 2020 school year, what are we going to do? We got to see some kids in-person at the end of last year, not many but a few,” Baraki said. “So, we started to try and identify kids. When we were doing our virtual learning — we totally stalked what they were doing on Google, when they weren’t doing school work. One of them was googling ‘Trans Day of Visibility.’ And we’re like, ‘Check.’ We’re going to invite that kid when we get back on campus. Whenever they follow the Google Doodle links or whatever, right, we make note of those kids and the things that they bring up with each other in chats or email or whatever.”
Baraki adds: “We use our observations of kids in the classroom — conversations that we hear — to personally invite students. Because that’s really the way we kinda get the bodies in the door. Right? They need sort of a little bit of an invitation.”
Calderia brags about using morning announcements to “put openly LGBT content” into the minds of students.
The pair admit to planning “a little mind-trick on our sixth graders” next year.
Shrier wrote that she reached out to SUSD for comment, but the district did not respond.
However, Life Site News reported that SUSD sent an email to parents after Shrier’s piece came out. According to that district email: “Many of the comments and themes stated in the article are alarming, concerning, disappointing, and do not in any way reflect the District or Board of Education’s policies and practices.”
That email states that the “You be You” club has been suspended, and the district has taken “immediate steps to address several of the concerns raised in the article.”
As a reporter myself for a local newspaper in Illinois, I can attest that the government school system has been heavily pushing the homosexual agenda for decades.
A recent incident, from March of this year, I covered a school board meeting at School District 93 where a presentation was given from the middle school’s “Pride Club.” A video was shown with children, aged 11 to 14, describing themselves as “openly bisexual.” The names of kids and teachers in the video included their preferred gender pronouns instead of those based on their factual biological sex. District officials described parents as an “obstacle” and discussed ways to work around having to get parental permission. This was an open, public board meeting.
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