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New Jersey freshmen will get sex ed lessons dubbed ‘Pink, Blue and Purple’


New Jersey freshmen will learn about gender identity with a new sex ed curriculum that includes a lesson that teaches kids they can have “boy parts” but “feel” like a girl.

The new lessons, part of a larger K-12 health and sexuality education curriculum adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education, are alarming some parents.

One of the 30-minute lesson plans, titled “Pink, Blue and Purple,” teaches students to define “gender, gender identity, and gender role stereotypes,” Fox News first reported. .

Another lesson plan, this one for second graders called “Understanding Our Bodies,” tells teachers to let students know that being a boy or a girl doesn’t necessarily mean you have those parts, there has body parts that are mostly for girls. have and some parts that most boys have.

“Most people have a vulva and a vagina or a penis and testicles, but some people’s bodies may be different,” the plan says. “Your body is exactly what suits you.”

The state’s new sex education guidelines, which come into effect in September, were given to parents at the Westfield Board of Education meeting in February and included instructions for teachers to tell students that their identity gender depends on them.

“You might feel like a boy even though you have body parts that some people might say are ‘girl’ parts of you,” the lesson plan reads.

“You might feel like a girl even though you have body parts that some people might say are ‘boy’ parts.” And you may not feel like a boy or a girl, but you’re a bit of both. No matter how you feel, you’re perfectly normal!’

Many New Jersey parents are outraged by the new lesson plans, with some weighing the decision to pull their child out of the public school system.

One of the 30-minute lesson plans, titled “Pink, Blue, and Purple,” teaches students to define “gender, gender identity, and gender role stereotypes,” Fox News reported.

New Jersey freshmen will get sex ed lessons dubbed ‘Pink, Blue and Purple’

The new lessons, part of a larger K-12 health and sexuality education curriculum adopted by the New Jersey Board of Education, are alarming some parents.

“I am honestly appalled by this program,” mother-of-two Maria DeMaio-Esposito told Asbury Park Press.

“I wonder if I should put my child in a private school if I can afford it. Is this course really necessary? Children must remain children. Their innocence is beautiful and I don’t want their little minds to be filled with this very adult subject.

Parents can opt out of the program, but some say the move would be too much for their child, possibly putting a target on their backs.

Paula McCarthy-Mammana told Asbury Press she thinks her granddaughter would be viewed differently by her peers if she had to step down.

“She may be bullied or harassed and I don’t agree with a child being targeted because of family moral issues.”

The new documents emerged amid controversy over the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law which was signed into law last month by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – which bans discussion of gender identity in kindergarten through ninth grade. year.

Politicians have weighed in on new sex education guidelines in New Jersey, with former Gov. Chris Christie criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy for adopting ‘crazy liberal policies’.

“I think this is just one more indication of the crazy liberal politics of my successor, Phil Murphy, who is in the progressive movement,” Christie said on the “Brian Kilmeade Show” on Friday.

“He’s on the left of the progressive movement, and this stuff just shouldn’t happen,” he added.

State Sen. Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood) told Fox News that as a “mother and legislator, I can understand the need for students to receive an age-appropriate education, but that’s beyond beyond pallor”.

“We knew when Governor Murphy used the cover of the pandemic to push through these new standards that something was terribly wrong, and now we can clearly see why they had to do it in secret,” she said. declared.

“The agenda has swung so far left in an attempt to sexualize our precious children that parents are fighting back.”

New Jersey freshmen will get sex ed lessons dubbed ‘Pink, Blue and Purple’

Politicians slammed Governor Murphy for enacting the new guidelines

New Jersey freshmen will get sex ed lessons dubbed ‘Pink, Blue and Purple’

Politicians have weighed in on new sex-ed guidelines with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticizing Governor Phil Murphy for adopting ‘crazy liberal policies’

New Jersey freshmen will get sex ed lessons dubbed ‘Pink, Blue and Purple’

The new materials emerged amid controversy over the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law that was signed into law last month by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis – which bans discussion of gender identity from kindergarten through ninth grade. year.

State Sen. Michael Testa (R-Cape May) called the new guidelines “abuse.”

“We fought to get the kids back to school in person. Then we had to fight to remove our children’s 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? Testa said.

“It’s abuse, plain and simple.”

Westfield Schools Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez told Fox News that the lesson plans distributed at the meeting were “an example of a list of resources aligned with New Jersey student learning standards to consider when school districts are working on health reviews and [physical education] study programme.’

“We made it clear at the meeting and subsequent meetings that these are resources only – they are not state mandated – and that the district is in the process of developing its revised program to meet the state standards,” Gonzalez said.

The New Jersey Board of Education expanded its sex education standards in June 2020 to include lessons on abortion and gender identity.

The new guidelines come into effect in September.

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