•  Regulation 225 allows any agent of the state to have secret conversations with my child regarding their gender. In no way should the school talk to my child about a serious concern without talking to and partnering with me first. 
  •  Delaware has existing laws to address discrimination and bullying. Regulation 225 is not necessary and creates more issues than it solves. 
  •  Regulation 225 does not require the school to discuss with parents first the fact that their child is struggling.
  •  The Privacy section (pg.5) of Regulation 225, gives no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. All students have a right to privacy and dignity.
  •  Regulation 225 invites instructional material to be used in the classroom, regardless of age, that promotes the ideology of gender fluidity - as a matter of "being inclusive" and non-discriminatory. Biology isn't bigotry.
DE Education Regulation 225 means parents and students must fight to keep their voice and their rights
Written by Nicole Theis on June 1st, 2018
The premise of Regulation 225 creates concern for the safety and privacy of all students. This courageous student, Alexis Lightcap, explains how she is fighting for her voice in this process. "They made me feel like I was the problem for feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, and vulnerable with a boy in the bathroom." 
Regardless of revisions, Regulation 225 (Reg.225) is a regressive mandate that will result in young women losing their right to free speech and privacy from males. 

The Privacy section (pg.5), gives no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. 

It is the responsibility of our public school system to partner with parents in the education of our children, while keeping them safe and respecting their constitutional right to privacy. 

Regulation 225 mandates that instructional materials, sports and extra-curricular activities, and use of bathrooms and locker rooms are based on one's gender identity, separating mind from body, and eradicating observable facts about human sexuality. Meaning, biological differences between the sexes are considered irrelevant and discriminatory.

Parents: We urge you to be alert and remain vigilant and involved in this process. More than ever, know what is being taught, who is teaching it, and who is having private conversations with your kids.

The first version of Reg. 225 has generated over 9,000 responses in opposition from all over the state because of the blatant disregard for the role and authority of parents and their critical role in ensuring the well-being of their children.

The revised Reg. 225, section 3.0, when applied, says that if a minor student of any age wishes to self identify his/her gender (or race), the school will discuss the permission process with the minor student. Based on that discussion, the school will assess and determine the degree to which the minor's parent or guardian is aware of the minor's desire to change his/her gender identity. If the student does not permit the school to request permission from the parent, then the school will not do so.

While this is an improvement from the original and outrageous version released in November 2017, there is no requirement to inform parents of the struggle their minor student is having, resulting in a degree of secrecy in keeping the parents out of the process. 

Keeping young students' very real struggles from the help and support of their parents is not the answer. Regulation 225 is not the answer. 

Reg. 225 will impact overall curriculum. Regulation 225 applies to Instructional Material (pgs. 5 & 7), which is easily interpreted to mean that any material in the classroom that does not promote the ideology of gender fluidity and transgenderism is discriminatory.  

The revised version of Regulation 225 was released on Friday, June 1st, giving the public 30 days (until July 6th) to give comment about the new language. 

Now, YOUR voice is needed once again to comment to the Department of Education expressing your concerns about the revised Reg. 225. 
Remember: the public has until July 6th to comment to the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE).
IMPORTANT: Reg. 225 invites teaching material like the "genderbread person" or the "gender unicorn" to be used in the classroom, regardless of age. According to Delaware law and this regulation, parents don't have to know a thing about it. 
 Parents need to be aware that Reg. 225 invites the opportunity to teach children, as young as kindergarten, that they can choose their gender based on how they feel inside. The "Gingerbread Person 2.0" and "the Gender Unicorn" are only two examples of the teaching tools for young students.
The popular book George is also used as a teaching tool for elementary students. It's a story of a 10-year-old boy who is hiding his true identity from his family and friends but unveils his true self to the community in a school production of Charlotte's Web. 

In addition to its promotion of sexual politics, the book undermines parental authority by casting George's mother as a non-ally while the school principal (whose office is decorated with LGBTQ affirming posters) saves the day. This message of parents as the "non-ally" is the justification used to have secret conversations with children without parens knowing.

What is a parent to do? 
Talk to your kids each day about what they learned and what books were assigned and who was in the classroom. 

By all means, seek to understand (Prov. 2) and use these great materials:

Guide for Parents:
A Must Read for all of us:  "When Harry Became Sally" by Ryan Anderson"
The Transgender Presentation to Delaware Middle and High School Students by the "Yes Institute," an organization making the rounds in Delaware schools. 
This presentation was given to middle school students in Delaware by a woman who had a beard, presented herself as a man, said she was a heterosexual male and married to a woman, and can have a baby. 
Sound confusing? 
More Resources:
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