Boone County, KY: 8 year-olds discussing sexuality and gay marriage in math class

October 19, 2022

A math assignment issued on Monday, October 17, 2022 at a Boone County Public School, Steeplechase Elementary, Walton, Kentucky

A classroom assignment from a Northern Kentucky public school has been circulating social media accounts, showing how sexual orientation and gay marriage is part of the math curriculum for 3rd grade children.

The question presented to an 8 year-old student read,

“Michael won a jackpot and got 896 dollars. His husband also won a jackpot and won 67 dollars. How much money did they win?”

Billy Campbell, Marine Corps. Veteran, Boone County resident, and step-father to a Steeplechase student said, “I understand I’ll be labeled “homophobic,” but you and I both know that “phobic” means you’re afraid of something. I have never crossed a homosexual that I’m afraid of. So, that would be a mislabel. I’m not afraid of anything. You know what’s really funny about it, because she’s my step-daughter, she was reading this to me, she goes ‘that ain’t right, a man can’t marry a man.’”

Kentucky has never approved same-sex marriage.

Mr. Campbell recounted, “My oldest is 34. In all my years I’ve helped children with homework, I’ve never come across, ‘Michael won this money gambling, and his husband won this money gambling, which is another rabbit hole. How much did they win together? What happened to Sally has 10 pies, her friend Jill’s got 6 pies, and their friend Bobby’s got 12. How many do they have together?’”

Steeplechase Elementary Principal and the Boone County Superintendent did not respond to calls about this incident.

Julie Pile, current Boone County School Board representative, told the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging Committee that she could not comment on personnel matters. She also suggested that a matrix did not exist to hold the current Superintendent, Matt Turner, accountable for his chosen curriculum.

The controversial math assignment is part of the San Francisco Unified School District's math curriculum, and was accessed through Creative Commons.

The Florida Department of Education rejects attempts to indoctrinate students:

The full assignment can be read here:

Steeplechase math assignemt
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Tallahassee, Fla., April 15, 2022 – Today, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran approved Florida’s initial adoption list for mathematics instructional materials properly aligned to Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards. The approved list followed a thorough review of submissions at the Department, which found 41 percent of the submitted textbooks were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics – the most in Florida’s history. Reasons for rejecting textbooks included references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics. The highest number of books rejected were for grade levels K-5, where an alarming 71 percent were not appropriately aligned with Florida standards or included prohibited topics and unsolicited strategies. Despite rejecting 41 percent of materials submitted, every core mathematics course and grade is covered with at least one textbook.

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