NEA, Others Release Controversial Sex-ed Standards for Schools

By:  Dave Bohon
01/16/2012
       
NEA, Others Release Controversial Sex-ed Standards for Schools

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.

 

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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