Planned sex education lessons, including discussions of gender identity, will begin in September for New Jersey second graders.
The “Student Learning Standards” were established in 2020 but not required to be enacted until Sept. 2022.
On the list of “performance expectations” is discussing “the range of ways people express their gender and how gender role stereotypes may limit behavior”.
One lesson called “Pink, Blue and Purple” aims to teach the students to define “gender, gender identity and gender role stereotypes,” reported Fox News.
At the Westfield Board of Education’s Feb. 22 meeting, lesson plans were distributed, including instructions for teachers to tell students they can have “boy parts” but “feel like” a girl.
“You might feel like you’re a girl even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘boy’ parts. And you might not feel like you’re a boy or a girl, but you’re a little bit of both. No matter how you feel, you’re perfectly normal!” the lesson said.
Another lesson plan, called “Understanding Our Bodies,” has teachers instructing students that “there are some body parts that mostly just girls have and some parts that mostly just boys have”.
The children are supposed to be able to “identify at least four body parts” from female and male genitalia and learn the “medically accurate names” for them.
Republican state Sen. Michael Testa told Fox News Digital “We fought for kids to return to school in person. Then we had to fight to take off our kids’ masks. Now, we have to watch our elementary school children, who have already fallen behind thanks to the Murphy lockdowns, learn about genitalia and gender identity?” “It’s abuse, plain and simple”.
State Sen. Holly Schepisi said that as “a mom and a legislator, I can appreciate the need for students to receive age-appropriate instruction, but this is beyond the pale,” reported Fox News Digital.