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The new “National Sexuality Education Standards” report, put together by Planned Parenthood, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the American School Health Association, the National Education Association Health Information Network, the American Association for Health Education, and the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, proposes “comprehensive sexuality education for kindergarten through 12th grade.”

The report recommends “age-appropriate” sex education guidelines for several areas including anatomy, identity, pregnancy, and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).

Standards to be introduced in kindergarten and be met by the second grade include: “Identify different kinds of family structures” and “Demonstrate ways to show respect for different types of families.”

Recommendations for students by the time they reach age seven include that they [u]se proper names for body parts, including male and female anatomy and “[p]rovide examples of how friends, family, media, society and culture influence ways in which boys and girls think they should act.”

The report contains a glossary that defines terms such as gender identity, gender roles, and transgenderism. In addition, the report lists GLSEN and Planned Parenthood Advocates for Youth as “National Resources” for teachers.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future!”—Adolf Hitler, speech at the Reichsparteitag, 1935

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Begin Sex Ed in Kindergarten, Says New ‘National Standards’ Report.

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