Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Educational Crisis Among the Children of Immigrants

At the Tolleson Elementary School District in Phoenix, Arizona, the school day begins with an expression of hope: After the pledge of allegiance, the kids recite the “Kids at Hope Pledge”—part of a methodology the system uses.

“I am talented, smart, and capable of success,” the pledge goes. “I have dreams for the future and I will climb to reach those goals and dreams every day.”

But maintaining that sense of optimism has been a challenge recently, says district superintendent Lupita Ley Hightower…