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Ashley Heun was shocked when her 13-year-old daughter came home Tuesday with a letter from Southaven Middle School.

The letter, titled "Why Do Girls Suffer from Body Image?" explained that middle school girls have a negative body image and suffer from emotional issues due to their weight.

The letter read:

"We, the counselors of Southaven Middle School, would like to have an opportunity to offer some healthy literature to your daughter on maintaining a positive body image. We are also providing girls with shapewear, bras and other health products if applicable."

The letter gave parents the option of checking yes or no if they want their daughters to receive counseling and shapewear products.

"I had to read it a few more times, to make sure I was actually reading what I was actually reading," Ashley Heun told USA Today. "I mean, I was shocked, I was absolutely shocked. And honestly, I was angry."

Heun emailed the principal, John Sartain, to share her concerns about offering her daughter SPANX.

"My 13-year-old daughter. Shapewear. If my daughter begged me for shapewear, I would tell her no. I would be concerned about her if she even asked. Now I find out that you are ENCOURAGING her to wear it."

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Sartain called Heun on Wednesday morning to explain that the middle school received a donation of SPANX, bras, and other undergarments.

He said the lingerie distribution program had been canceled after Heun and other parents raised concerns.

Heun reached out to the news media to address her concerns.

"While I know they had good intentions, it was just very ill conceived," Heun said. "And I appreciate the fact that they want to help, because there are girls out there who don't have access to bras or other essential items, for whatever reason."

Heun said the decision to outfit her daughter in SPANX and Spandex should be made by her, not the school.
 

Megan Thee Stallion is inspiring young people to re-enroll in college after she finally completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Administration.

Dr. Monica Rasmus, program director for Texas Southern University's Health Administration program, tells TMZ that one-time dropouts are re-enrolling in her program in droves.

Dr. Rasmus credits the 26-year-old rapper, born Megan Pete, with inspiring the dropouts to re-enroll in her program.

She tells TMZ former TSU students started reaching out to her to discuss returning after Megan went public in 2020 about completing her studies in order to open assisted living facilities.

Dr. Rasmus says TSU undergrads and graduate students began contacting her department out of curiosity, and a genuine desire to pursue a degree in Health Administration.

Megan also helped the program by donating the $25,000 she earned via Fashion Nova, which Dr. Rasmus says went a long way to helping students who can't afford to pay for tuition and books.

Megan graduated summa cum laude last weekend after 8 years as a student at TSU. Her scholastic dream was delayed one year by the pandemic. And she put her books down for several years to tour on the road.

However, walking across the stage to receive her diploma was Megan's biggest accomplishment.

"I know my parents are looking down on me so proud... Thank you everyone for all the love today," she wrote in the caption of her graduation photo.

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Megan Thee Stallion graduated summa cum laude from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration Saturday morning.

The rapper stayed enrolled in college throughout the pandemic.

"My grandmother would be very pissed off at me if I just stopped college right now," she told Rolling Stone in 2020.

"I got to get this degree. I already started it, and I'm interested in what I’m doing because I want to open up assisted-living facilities in the city."

The 26-year-old Houston native, who was born Megan Pete, shared photos of her graduation gown and graduation cap embellished in colorful crystals that read: "Real Hot Girl Sh*t."

Megan, who has no immediately family living, captioned the photos: "I know my parents are looking down on me so proud... Thank you everyone for all the love today."

She also shared a link to the live ceremony on Instagram so her 27 million followers could witness her achievement.

Megan is truly an inspiration and a role model for her generation!

The rapper's celebrity pals lavished her with praise on and off social media.

"Congrats my love!!!! So proud of u!! love u!!!," socialite La La Anthony wrote.

"Proud of you Meg! Way to get it done! You're inspiring so many," singer Ciara wrote. While rapper Cardi B added, "I know your momma proud of you. You got people emotional over here."

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A 1st grade teacher is being dragged on Twitter for discussing her lifestyle with her 6-7 year old students.

Professor Nalo tweeted:

"My students call me Professor Nalo because I prefer not to use Mrs. or Mr. in my classroom. I teach all subjects as a 1st grade teacher, but my favorite moments are always when my students ask about my queerness.

"I was asked recently during a podcast interview why i don’t use Mrs. or Mr. to refer to myself, and I asked her why I needed to. She said “don’t you think it’ll be hard for children to adjust?

"But the truth is, it has never been children that struggle with adjusting to the complexities of human experiences. My students are 6-7 years old and they are still steeped in the magic of curiosity.

"My students know about and have met my wife at school, they know I’m queer, and the turtles will call ANYBODY out for calling me “mrs” anything. I told them my story once & never needed to say it again. If only adults adjusted as quickly and easily, it may save many of our lives."


 
One parent wrote: "I'd take my children out of your class in a heartbeat! Your personal life isn't necessary to six year olds or anyone you're teaching for that matter!"

A mom of twins tweeted: "Why would discussing your sexuality with CHILDREN ever be ok? Why would discussing this with small children bring you pleasure and be your favorite moments?"

Another person wrote: "No 1st grader has ever asked about 'queerness' unless they've been told about it beforehand."

And one person accused Nalo of indoctrinating children: "Sounds pretty pedo to me. You shouldn't be discussing sexuality with any children."

Question: Should teachers discuss their sexual lifestyles with 1st graders?

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Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts about public schools teaching critical race theory (CRT) to children on ABC's The View.

Rice appeared on Wednesday's episode of The View with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines.

Rice, the 2nd Black U.S. secretary of state in history, said parents ought to have a say in what their children are taught in schools.

She noted that home schooling is increasing in the United States because parents are fed up with the liberal curriculum in schools.

"[Parents] are actually homeschooling [children] in increasing numbers. And I think that's a signal," Rice said.

"First of all, parents ought to be involved in their children's education... I think parents ought to have a say. We used to have parent-teacher conferences; We used to have [Parent-Teacher Association's]. There are lots of ways for parents to be involved, and they should be."

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Rice, 66, said CRT was not helpful to Black or white students and that white students were being made to feel guilty for systemic racism in the United States.

"The way we're talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past," said Rice.

Rice added that she didn't feel teaching CRT in schools was "productive" to Black or white children.

"I don't think that's very productive or Black people feel disempowered by race. I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their Blackness, but in order to do that, I don't have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction."

Rice added:

"We teach the good and we teach the bad of history. But what we don't do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin."

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School districts around the country include LGBT+ history and LGBT+ rights in school curriculum.

In one school district in Minnesota, heterosexual high school students are being asked to participate in LGBT+ sexual role-playing in the classroom.

The curriculum involves coaching children to role-play adult sexual scenarios.

The role-playing exercises are part of the "Comprehensive Sexuality Education" (CSE) program.

The curriculum was designed by Advocates for Youth, a group that is partnered with Planned Parenthood, according to reports.

The role-playing is part of the "3R" principle, which stands for "rights, respect, responsibility."

The teenagers are given examples of sexual relationships and they are asked to role play the scenarios.

The role-playing examples include:

"Terrence" is described as "You date girls you like, but haven't done much sexually with them; you've kissed a couple of them, but didn't find it very exciting. Now you feel very attracted to Morgan. When you kissed him last week, it felt wonderful, but also confusing. You just can't stop thinking about Morgan and imagining his touch. You think you want to have sex with him, but you don’t want your family or friends to find out, because they would disapprove."

Two girls, "Andie" and "Diana" are alone in a basement and considering having sex. Andie thinks Diana "is great and feel that this could be the relationship you've always wanted. You've never felt like this before and don't want to do anything to turn Diana off. You feel open to all kinds of things with Diana, including commitment and sex. You plan to use protection if you and Diana decide to have sex."

"Zee", a biological girl, is considering having sex with trans teen "Sydney", a biological boy who identifies as a girl: "Biologically you were assigned female at birth but you hate all of the boxes that society puts people in and identify as genderqueer. You work hard to have a gender-nonconforming appearance and style. You enjoy gender-bending and you feel like with Sydney you have finally met someone who really 'gets you.'"

Teenagers who are resistant to the role-playing exercise are taken aside and lectured about homophobia, intolerance and acceptance of others.

Then the entire class is asked "to reflect on what's happening and why. Direct the students back to your class ground rules — and reinforce the agreement to be respectful — and that making homophobic comments is not respectful."

Parents can opt their teenage children out of the class at any time. One school district denied asking elementary school children to role play.

Richfield Public Schools in Minnesota issued a statement to Yahoo News.

"We do NOT teach elementary students about anal sex, show them graphic images, or ask them to role play, as has been reported by some media outlets. There are no activities in the secondary curriculum that have students role-playing situations in front of the entire classroom."

Parents protested the curriculum at a Richfield Public School board meeting (below)
 

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The entire Hudson School Board in Ohio must resign or face child porn charges over a sexual writing assignment given to students.

Hudson Mayor Craig Schubert announced his decision at a school board meeting on Monday, after students at Hudson High School were given sexually explicit writing assignments.

Students in the Liberal Arts II writing class were told to "write a sex scene you wouldn't show your mom," and "Describe your favorite part of a man's body using only verbs."

The students were also instructed to "Write an X-rated Disney scenario."

It isn't clear if the teacher who handed out the assignments must also resign or face criminal charges.

Red-faced Mayor Schubert spoke at a school board meeting, garnering loud applause from outraged parents who read the papers their children wrote.

Schubert told the school board he spoke with a judge who confirmed that the students' writings could be considered child pornography.

"It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom.

"I've spoken to a judge this evening and she's already confirmed that. So I'm going to give you a simple choice: either choose to resign from this board of education or you will be charged."

The mayor then stormed out of the room to loud applause from the angry parents.

The Hudson School Board members include one female and 5 males.

According to Dailymail.com, "Ohio law prohibits sending 'harmful' or obscene material to, or sharing it with, a minor, though this statute usually refers to sexting or sending obscene images."

Parent Monica Havens, a public school teacher for 11 years, told The Plain Dealer:

"I can't even wrap my brain around as a teacher, I don't care if it's for college credit, these are minors. When these topics are encouraged and read by adults, that is pedophilia.

"This is grooming, and all of you need to be replaced,' Havens told the school board. "You have dedicated yourself to woke social justice."

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Nikole Hannah-Jones is refusing to teach at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill after her tenure was blocked following her controversial work on the 1619 Project.

The 1619 Project is named for the year the first African slaves were brought to the English colony of Virginia.

Nikole Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project, a collection of essays, podcasts and poems developed by Hannah-Jones, writers from The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine.

The 1619 Project "aims to reframe the country's history" by declaring the birth of the nation occurred when African slaves first arrived on America's shores.

Scholars criticized the 1619 Project, and even The New York Times disputed the date of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans.

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In this historical photo, freed slaves are pictured on the deck of the USS Vermont. The U.S. Navy hired freed slaves during the Civil War in 1861.

Last year, Hannah-Jones was invited to teach at her alma mater the UNC's Hussman School of Journalism as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism.

The Knight Chair is usually offered tenure -- a guaranteed permanent teaching position at the school.

The last two Knight Chairs were granted tenure upon their appointments.

However, Hannah-Jones was furious to learn her application for tenure had been rejected by the University Board of Trustees.

Walter E. Hussman Jr., a millionaire news mogul who donated $25 million to the journalism school named after him, was among the donors who objected to Hannah-Jones' hiring.

The donors criticized the validity of the 1619 Project and questioned Hannah-Jones's credentials.

The decision faced backlash from her peers in the new industry, students and athletes, who wrote letters supporting her.

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A Wisconsin high school principal has apologized for separating white people from people of color to discuss police brutality in Zoom meetings.

West High School Principal Karen Boran sent two separate email links to parents fpr Zoom meetings. One link was for parents "of color" and the other link went to white parents, according to The Federalist.

Parents were invited to "join the Zoom space where you most closely identify" to discuss "all the police brutality and violence that is going on."

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) sent a letter to Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Carlton Jenkins explaining the problems with racial segregation in 2021.

According to WILL, the email discriminated against parents who weren't white or Black.

"Racial segregation is never beneficial or benign. It is our hope that the leadership at MMSD take this opportunity to commit the school district to the principle of equality and end all racial segregation immediately," wrote Dan Lennington, WILL deputy counsel.

West High School Principal Karen Boran apologized , telling the Wisconsin State Journal that her email "did not convey our intention in a manner that supports our core values." She added that the "wording in the communication we sent lacked clarity."

West High School was also criticized for separating people by their skin color during an affinity event last year.

Last summer, the school hosted "virtual discussion spaces" for students and staff separated by skin color.

The high school administration apologized then, too.

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Divorce rates have spiked in America during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The divorce rate, normally the highest in the world, is 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019, according to the NY Post.

One Texas school teacher hoped a new lesson would help change the relationship dynamics between males and females that lead to higher divorce rates.

Titled "Rules for Chivalry", the class assignment teaches young students how to be proper ladies and gentlemen.

The rules for girls include "dress in a feminine manner to please men", "address all men respectfully by title" and "obey any reasonable request by a male".

Additionally, girls are instructed to "walk behind men", not to "criticize men" or "complain or whine".

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There were also a set of rules for boys, instructing them to "dress in jackets and ties or suits", "treat ladies with respect", "show courtesy and assist women", assist ladies to seat themselves at a table, and "pay for all expenses during dates".

These rules are routinely taught to children in other cultures where the divorce rates are significantly lower than in America.

Despite the fact that the rules have proven effective in other cultures, the class was canceled due to the fierce public backlash.

The Shallowater school district released a statement saying the assignment "does not reflect our district and community values. The matter has been addressed with the teacher, and the assignment was removed."

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