What should America’s children and adolescents know about sex, homosexuality, “gender identity,” and contraception? As much as possible, according to a coalition of liberal educators, health professionals, and sex-ed “experts,” who have released a set of explicit recommendations they hope the nation’s schools will adopt as the new standards for sex education.
Among other recommendations, the new standards would have second-graders learn about sexual anatomy, introduce fifth-graders to homosexuality and “gender identity,” and fill in eighth-grade students about emergency contraception and how to use a condom.
Promoted as the “first-ever national standards for sexuality education in schools,” the ... recommendations are a cooperative effort of a number of organizations, including the American Association of Health Education; the American School Health Association; the National Education Association (NEA); the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education; and the notorious Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).
“These National Sexuality Education Standards provide teachers, schools, school districts, and state education agencies with a new national standard — the minimum they need to teach to set students on a path to sexual health and responsible adulthood,” Jerry Newberry, executive director of the NEA’s Health Information Network, said in a press statement released by SIECUS. “They set forth essential sexuality education core content and skills responsive to the needs of students and in service to their overall academic achievement.”
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