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1) SB1166, Sec. 7 MANDATES MORE ANNUAL SURVEYS TO REVEAL PERSONAL AND INTIMATE FAMILY INFORMATION INCLUDING SOME ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.
SB1166 mandates INVASIVE surveys for every Connecticut school. High school surveys of every student to disclose personally identifiable information about your child’s sexual activity, sexual identity, your family’s private personal information, potential illegal activity, drug usage, and more – all gathered along with personally identifiable information. The Sec. 3(b) Climate Policies are fueled by these objectionable surveys. The children surveyed are so young, that QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN READ OUT LOUD TO THEM. These surveys are undertaken by many school districts that have made forays into social emotional learning and some are already mandated by the state. SB1166 adds to the survey burden for schools and students and makes more SURVEYS MANDATORY for all school districts in Connecticut!
Below are survey questions for high school students starting age “12 or younger”. More can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DPH/CSHS/2021_CSHS_Questionnaire.pdf For another analysis of the ridiculousness of these surveys, visit http://www.ctfamily.org/ct-wants-to-know-if-your-kid-is-bi-sexual-and-eats-excessive-potatoes/. Social Emotional Learning programs are used to fulfill each School Climate Policy objectives. Many social emotional learning programs include objectionable books and material, and incorporate Comprehensive Sex Education into the materials when deemed necessary. For more information about Comprehensive Sex Education initiatives by the state of Connecticut, visit http://www.ctfamily.org/the-genderbread-person-mandate-bill-sb-1/.
These surveys include personally identifiable indicators and so they are NOT ANONYMOUS.
Many of the survey questions are either none of the state’s business about personal family matters or inquire into illegal activity in violation of our children’s Fourth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Unfortunately, the ACLU is too busy imposing their radical values on society to notice that the privacy and fundamental rights of our children and our families are being violated by their local schools.
NONE OF THE STATE’S BUSINESS CATEGORY
Surveys mine students for illegal activity by the student and/or family despite possibly being useful in some circumstances, is certainly none of the State’s business to be asking students in a personally identifiable way. It is very likely a violation of the Fourth Amendment right against self incrimination. Friends, we should not be conditioning our students to forfeit their Constitutional Rights or answering questions of such a personal nature.
Norwalk parents are among the many parents across the state who object to these invasive surveys of their students. https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Norwalk-student-survey-criticized-for-sexuality-16255690.php
2) SB1166 PUNISHES CHILDREN, PARENTS & FACULTY WHO “CAUSE HARM” AND MANDATES “RESTORATIVE PRACTICES”
“Commitment to social justice” and other “standards” are enforced through “restorative practices” for every member of the community, including children and PARENTS, for the “HARM” they do. Who determines the “HARM” and the “REPAIR”? It is not defined in the proposed bill, so local school teachers and administrators committed to social justice and radical school climate policies will determine how your child AND YOU will make restitution for the “harm” caused. This is likely tantamount to causing “Compelled Speech” which is forbidden by the First Amendment.
3) SB1166 MANDATES “A COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE” FOR CT SCHOOLS
SB 1166 MANDATES every Connecticut school adopt a climate policy that reflects the NATIONAL SCHOOL CLIMATE STANDARDS that include a “commitment to social justice”. UPDATE: the standards were removed from the official CT portal website, but here are the standards available through the national organization pushing these standards, The National School Climate Center.