The United States Department of Education (ED) is facing widespread criticism after a viral video exposed a segment of a recent training session within the department, featuring an alleged biology teacher trying to redefine key biological facts about women in the name of the transgender agenda.
According to Fox News, the video was shared by the viral account “Libs of TikTok,” which specializes in showcasing deranged rants by far-left activists in favor of grooming children and redefining science. The video features a teacher named Sam Long, who identifies as transgender, in a Zoom call with fellow teachers and staffers with the ED.
“In our classroom we need to be a stickler for inclusive language in any conversation, and especially in the content that we teach,” Long says. “I’d like to give some examples from my content, which is science. I’ve mostly taught biology, and we’re teaching about life and living things. So, me and two other trans-identifying high school teachers put together a language guide. Our site is called GenderInclusiveBiology.com and some things that we come up on a lot are for teaching about cell division or reproduction.”
“A lot of textbooks, a lot of existing teaching will say, well, women produce eggs,” Long continues. “Males are more likely to be color-blind. The mother carries the fetus for this many months. And some ways that we can show our support for trans and non-binary students just to clean up that language, be more precise. We can be more accurate and be more inclusive. So I would say, no, it’s not women that produce eggs. It’s ovaries that produce eggs. That’s accurate, that’s precise. We’re acknowledging that not all women produce eggs and also, not all egg producers are women, for example.”
Long, who teaches in Colorado, concluded that these redefinings of basic biology would send a message that “language matters,” and replace the teaching of “imaginary people and living things that our language impinges on people.”
In response to widespread backlash on social media, a spokesperson for the department issued a statement that, while admitting that Long did make the comments in a department training session, ultimately deferred final decision-making for specific curriculum to the local level.
“These comments were not made by the Department or a Department staff member,” the spokesperson said. “As is stated on our website and in federal law, the Department does not dictate curriculum and those decisions are best made at the local level, in engagement with parents, families, educators, and local school communities.”
Long, whose Twitter handle is @SamLong713, has posted numerous “recommended readings” to his website, including “Transgender researchers want to make an impact” and “The unbelievable secrets of sex-changing animals.” His site also features video lectures, including titles such as “What it’s like to be intersex” and “Why does homosexuality evolve?”