Colorado parents of children below 4th grade will be interested to know the state’s public education system is passing the buck on whether to continue teaching young kids LGBTQ perspectives in history and civics classes.

The committee revising the state’s social studies standards agreed to remove all references in the recommended curriculum for young children after getting blowback from parents who rightly questioned the “age appropriateness” of the material. 

But, and this is a big but, the state basically told teachers and schools how to get around the recommendations and add it right back into lessons.

Tucked inside the Denver Post report on the committee’s decision was this gem:

The social studies standards are “a floor, not a ceiling,” said Melissa Colsman, associate commissioner of student learning at the Colorado Department of Education — meaning they are the minimum expectations of what school districts should teach. Beyond the standards, she said, it’s up to local school boards and educators to decide what specifically is taught in classrooms.

So that’s a pretty big loophole for school districts. The minimum expectation is to remove all references to LGBTQ in the literature, but beyond that, schools can do what they want?

It’s not that parents want to marginalize the accomplishments of anyone in history, no matter their race, creed, color or how they have sex.

But it would be really great if progressives would stop talking to children who are not their own about sex. It’s perverted.

Florida’s state lawmakers recently prohibited the instruction of LGBTQ issues to children in kindergarten through third grade and are being labeled as anti-gay by progressives and their friends in the media for their efforts.

That is the exact opposite of what Colorado did in 2019, when the Democrat-controlled legislature mandated such studies and Gov. Polis signed House Bill 1192 mandating that all students be taught the experiences and perspectives of Black, Latino, Native American, LGBTQ and religious minorities.

The bill was sponsored by Democrats and passed on a party-line vote in the House, but five Republican state senators voted for the measure including Don Coram, Larry Crowder, Kevin Priola, Ray Scott and Jack Tate.