Leaked audio from a recent California Teachers Association (CTA) conference in Palm Springs, California gives a look into how two teachers are recruiting young students to join LGBT clubs in schools.
Obtained by The Epoch Times, the audio reveals seventh-grade teachers Kelly Baraki and Lori Caldeira from a Salinas, California middle school also mocking parents for their concerns about homosexual and transgender teachings in the education system.
The Epoch Times’ source, who obtained the information and goes by the pseudonym Rebecca Murphy, shared her reaction and experiences at the conference:
“It was horrifying to listen to not just one teacher but really all of the teachers in all of these seminars, excoriating parents … They laughed at the parents … The overarching theme of the classes that I attended were California Teachers instructing other teachers on how to sneak in the LGBTQ+ curriculum in a manner that does not alert parents.”
The Epoch Times reported the following:
However, according to Murphy, the conference in Palm Springs appeared to include teachers showing other teachers how to undermine the authority of parents and school administrators and conceal activities related to gender inclusion and sexual orientation from them.
Teachers also suggested that parents who refuse to call their child by pronouns of the child’s choosing should be arrested and charged with child abuse, Murphy said.
The three classes Murphy attended were designed to recruit middle school students to GSA clubs, she said.
The teachers, Caldeira and Baraki, took lead on a panel titled “How we run a ‘GSA’ in Conservative Communities” in which the two outlined how they operate these pseudoscientific LGBT clubs, which they admit are totally off the books.
“Because we are not official, we have no club rosters. We keep no records … In fact, sometimes we don’t really want to keep records because if parents get upset that their kids are coming? We’re like, ‘Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe they came?’ You know, we would never want a kid to get in trouble for attending if their parents are upset,” said Caldeira.
Baraki then doubled down, telling other teachers to be discrete in naming the groups to hide them from parents. Both teachers then proceeded to brag that they were eavesdropping on conversations and examining online searches of students to identify and seek out individuals.
“We totally stalked what they were doing on Google,” the radical ‘educator’ said.
After Abigail Shrier’s article outlining the grooming surfaced, the Spreckels Union School District (SUSD) has released the following statement on the matter regarding the two teachers from the district:
The Epoch Times reported the following about SUSD’s response:
After information about the leaked audio was made public this week, Supt. Tarallo, SUSD President McDougall and Kate Pagaran, the principal at Buena Vista Middle School, issued a letter Nov. 19 addressed to the “SUSD Community” that the “UBU (You Be You)” club has been suspended.
“Any future student clubs will be required to submit an outline of all activities and materials before being allowed to meet,” the letter states. “Student sign-in sheets will be maintained and parent/guardian permission slips will be sent home prior to a club holding a meeting.”
The letter states that “all messaging shared in the morning announcements” will be controlled and distributed by the principal, a practice that “will be in place permanently.”
SUSD states clearly: “Teachers are prohibited from monitoring students’ online activity for any non-academic purpose.”
SUSD will follow state-approved standards and curriculum on all presentations involving “sensitive themes such as sexuality” and “materials of any sensitive themes will be shared with parents/guardians before being shown to students,” the letter states.