I have been doing research for Fidelity to Hope (the 3rd book in the series) and came across this document that was updated in the midst of the turmoil of 2020 while no one was looking. Not sure if schools are crossing the lines in your child’s Sex Ed they are! Not sure if Critical Race Theory is being adopted by your school? It is! They are sneaking it in under their Sex Ed curriculum! “According to the CDC… 41.3% of districts in the US follow these standards.
They begin with this declaration, “To be effective, sex education must include medically accurate information…” And what does this “Medically accurate information” do? “It provides young people with opportunities to explore their own identities and values along with the values and beliefs of their families and communities.”
What is the “Aim” of NSES? “Provide a clear rationale for teaching sex education content and skills at different grade levels that is evidence-informed, age-appropriate, and theory-driven.” Who’s “theories” I wonder? “Medically Accurate” and “Theory-Driven,” Any Questions?
“K-2 core concepts” No I did not forget the 1… this is for your kindergarten through 2nd grade. These are what they should be able to do:
- “List medically accurate names for body parts, including the genitals
- “Define gender, gender identity, and gender-role stereotypes
- “Identify different kinds of families (e.g., nuclear, single parent, blended, intergenerational, cohabitating, adoptive, foster, same-gender, interracial)
- …and more!
“Guiding Principles and Values of NSES”
“Sex education should avoid cisnormative, heteronormative approaches, aim to strengthen young people’s capacity to challenge harmful stereotypes…”
- “cisnormative; The view that all people are cissexual, i.e. have a gender identity that is the same as their biological sex.”
- “heteronormative; relating to, or based on the attitude that heterosexuality is the only normal and natural expression of sexuality.”
CRT/DEI? Versions of this language are repeated continually.
- “inclusion of power and privilege, conscious and unconscious bias, intersectionality, and covert and overt discrimination, and the principles of reproductive justice, racial justice, social justice, and equity”
National Sex Education Standards (“Guidance”) Read it, even with my underlines and red ink, my highlights are not enough.
School starts in a few weeks, if your child walks in that door and you haven’t found out if they use this document for “Guidance”… or even a resource then you might be on the wrong website and your definition of parenting maybe lacking!
© Scott A Caughel 7/29/2021