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Hold Straus and Cook Responsible for Squelching Student Privacy Laws in Texas

Aug 17, 2017 by

“Hold Straus and Cook Responsible for Squelching Student Privacy Laws in Texas”

By Donna Garner

8.17.17

 

MY SUMMARY OF SPECIAL SESSION: 

 

Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus colluded with Rep. Byron Cook to keep the student privacy bills (SB 3 authored by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and HB 46 authored by Rep. Ron Simmons) from ever getting out of Rep. Cook’s State Affairs Committee during the Special Session. Therefore, during the Special Session, the Texas House never had a chance to vote on this issue. During the Regular Session, there was a committee hearing; but there never was a full floor vote.

 

Bottom line: Two people (Straus/Cook) kept the members of the Texas House from ever having a chance to vote on the Student Privacy Laws.

 

“Texas Values Action released a new survey (http://tinyurl.com/ybqr8aaj) of over 1,500 Texas Republican primary voters this week showing nearly 80% of voters support privacy legislation and will cast their primary vote accordingly.”

 

Unexpectedly on 8.15.17, Rep. Dan Huberty called a sine die to the Special Session over outcries from the other members.  The Special Session ended a day early.  Gov. Abbott is considering calling a Second Special Session, but it will take a miracle for this to happen.

 

FOR THE HISTORICAL RECORD FROM DONNA GARNER:

 

If the Texas Legislature decides to “kick the can” back to the locals, the issue will play out in every school district in Texas where the harsh realities, the loss of students’ individual privacy, and the lawsuits will be sure to follow. (8.12.17 — “Gutless Texas School Leaders Want More Money But Refuse To Prioritize Student Privacy”  — By Donna Garner – EdViews.org —  http://www.educationviews.org/gutless-texas-school-leaders-money-refuse-prioritize-student-privacy/ )

 

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Please voice your outrage and hold these two Texas Legislators responsible for any future problems dealing with Student Privacy Laws because they are to blame: 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR REP. JOE STRAUS:  Phone – 512-463-1000

Online — http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=121

E-mail — district121.straus@house.state.tx.us

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR REP. BYRON COOK: Phone – 512-463-0730

Online — http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/email/?district=8

E-mail — BYRON.COOK@HOUSE.STATE.TX.US

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8.9.17 — “Students Losing Their Right To Privacy” — By Donna Garner – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/students-losing-privacy/

 

Excerpts from this article:

 

Look what a terrible situation has arisen in Boyertown Area School District in Pennsylvania where students have been told to “tolerate” undressing with members of the opposite sex – even with those who decide on their own gender.  

 

Can you imagine being a self-conscious 13-year old teenage boy who is in a state of undress in a school locker room. He looks over and sees a girl looking at him while she has no clothes on? 

 

Can you picture yourself being a 14 year-old girl who is already self-conscious about being a little overweight and has not developed a bustline yet?  She looks over and sees a teenage boy standing there looking at her while he has no gym shorts on.

 

These are the scenarios that are playing out across our country and that could well play out in every school district in Texas (and in other states) if the legislatures fail to pass Student Privacy laws.

 

 

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8.11.17 — “5 Days Left to Shield Little Children from Undressing in Front of Children of the Opposite Sex”

By Donna Garner – EdViews.orghttp://www.educationviews.org/5-days-left-shield-children-undressing-front-children-sex/

 

Excerpts from this article:

 

Texans have 5 days left to keep their public school children (i.e., public and charter schools) from showering, dressing, and using the bathroom right next to children of the opposite sex.  If the Texas Legislature does not pass the Student Privacy Laws by this Wednesday, the public will be left to fight this battle in every public school district in Texas.  Meanwhile during the time that parents are having to rake up enough money to hire lawyers to battle this issue, their children will be experiencing daily exposure to children of the opposite sex in a state of undress.  Children cannot “unsee” what they have seen, and their protective naiveté will have been shattered for the rest of their lives.  

 

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8.7.17 — “Surely We Can Agree — No Men in Girls’ and Women’s Private Facilities” — By Donna Garner – EdViews.org —

http://www.educationviews.org/surely-agree-men-girls-womens-private-facilities/

 

 

Excerpts from this article:

 

 

For 17 years, Dr. Michelle Cretella has been a Board Certified pediatrician (7.5.17 — http://www.educationviews.org/im-pediatrician-transgender-ideology-infiltrated-field-produced-large-scale-child-abuse/).  

 

 

Dr. Cretella has stated: 

 

…the idea that ‘feminized’ or ‘masculinized’ brains can be trapped in the wrong body from before birth—is a myth that has no basis in science.

 

…75 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress. The vast majority came to accept their biological sex by late adolescence after passing naturally through puberty.

 

Puberty blockers for gender dysphoria have not been proven safe.

 

brain abnormalities in the area of memory and executive functioning among adult women who received blockers for gynecologic reasons

 

…many studies of men treated for prostate cancer with blockers also suggest the possibility of significant cognitive decline

 

…taking puberty blockers at age 12 or younger, followed by cross-sex hormones, sterilizes a child

 

…the risks of cross-sex hormones include, but are not limited to, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, strokes, diabetes, and cancers.

 

Over 90 percent of people who commit suicide have a diagnosed mental disorder, and there is no evidence that gender-dysphoric children who commit suicide are any different.

 

…Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts, and untold psychological damage. These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.

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