Public School Clubs: What Happened To Chess, Drama and Debate?

by Kerry Dougherty

Never mind that public school test scores are plummeting and that kids from coast to coast are falling hopelessly behind. The Biden Administration is focused on one thing: “inclusion.”

On June 21 the Department of Education issued a “toolkit” called “Creating Inclusive and Nondiscriminatory School Environments For LGBTQI+ Students.”

Included in the toolkit is the Biden Administration’s recommendation that “teachers and administrators help students establish Gender and Sexuality Alliances” in their schools.

Those are clubs, based only on sexuality. If your local high or middle school doesn’t have one yet, it’s coming.

Count on it.

At the risk of sounding like a fossil, I need to ask: since when do schools urge kids to start clubs on sexuality? What’s next, the Future Dominatrixes of America club? A Furry Fan club? A Pup Play club?

Enough, already.

Of course, students should be taught to be kind to each other, regardless of race, religion, appearance or sexual orientation. But many teens aren’t unsure about their sexuality. Why would the government nudge them in the direction of LGBTQ+?

I understand that schools cannot ban certain student-led clubs simply because some in the community may not approve. Case in point: Satan Clubs, which appeared in Chesapeake as a reaction to a student led after-school Good News Club.

But is the DOE pushing Satan clubs? Not yet, as best I can tell. Although I’m sure it would hold a certain appeal for some in Washington.

Does the DOE encourage drama clubs? Debate clubs? Chess clubs?

Not that I can tell.

We all know what’s going on. It’s not about safe spaces. Or inclusion. Every school should be a safe space for every kid.

It’s the word the left hates most: grooming.

Republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed and Unedited.