Millions of American parents have been concerned about the state of public education in the country. They claim increasing authoritarianism in school systems, and unprecedented radical left ideology.
For example, the Biden administration recently tied federal school assistance to a gender identity policy that infuriated many American parents.
Now, though, nearly half the country is fighting back — 22 states say they’ll sue the President over this issue.
The debate began last month, when the USDA revealed that if schools wanted federal funding for student meals, they’d have to follow its interpretation of the discrimination ban based on sex in Title IX of the Education Amendments.
In other words, if the school doesn’t follow this controversial gender ideology, they won’t receive money for food.
Any school that wishes to land these funds must prove to the USDA that all discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is prohibited. It added that any perceived discrimination would be investigated.
This was a step too far, according to many.
Now, 22 states are planning to bring suit against the Biden administration for its support of a radical left policy, which many parents say has no place in the education system.
The Biden administration’s drive to link the provision of federal school lunch money to compliance with gender identity ideology was challenged Tuesday by 22 states saying they would take the matter to court.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is leading the charge on this lawsuit, and said that the White House is “dead-set on imposing extreme left-wing agenda on Americans nationwide.”
Even so, they “reached a new level of shamelessness with this ploy of holding up food assistance for low-income kids unless schools do the left’s bidding.”
Along with Indiana, other states in the lawsuit include Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia.
The suit names the USDA as a defendant and accuses the Biden administration of “misconstruing federal law and misinterpreting the Supreme Court decision in Bostock vs. Clayton County.”
That ruling protects against discrimination for being gay or transgender, but doesn’t necessarily apply to schools. That’s what the plaintiffs in this lawsuit claim, anyway.
Parents are tired of feeling as if they’re silenced on these matters, and are fighting back all across the nation. They feel as if their power has been stripped away by state and federal governments, and they won’t take it lying down.
And when it comes to the left’s gender ideology, pushing it on children is a matter of very serious debate.