Classical charter schools have been viewed as a conservative alternative to public schools that are more affordable than classical Christian schools. Resisting our temptation to say many cliche things about ‘free’ and ‘we told you so’, we’ll get right to the point.
A Kindergartener who claimed to be transgender has now forced, through a complaint with a regulatory agency, a classical charter school to add curriculum on gender identity. We think few public schools would be under that much regulatory pressure. But because classical schools are subject to many laws that govern public schools, and because classical charter schools are known to be conservative, many believe that they have become a target of LGBT activists.