One school survey, sent out in October 2021 had parents up in arms. According to the Cañon City Daily Record, the survey included questions about sexual identity and bullying.
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A month after the survey was sent out, one parent at a school board meeting in Cañon City, Arizona, complained that she was given “no warning from the school” about the “discussion on life choices,” adding that she should have “had the chance to have a discussion” before the survey was sent.
“These surveys should not dictate what we teach our children,” said Cindy Nordell, a mother of four. “These questions have no basis for building learning foundations for our students.”
Nordell then demanded that in the future all surveys be published in a local paper in order for the local school board to offer full transparency.
Sponsored by Republican Rep. Steve Kaiser, HB 2161 started out with an even more bizarre twist: Initially, the bill would have required teachers to tell parents everything a student told them, including a student’s confidential information to a teacher about their gender or sexual preference. That part, thankfully, was removed.
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