The California State Board of Education is considering adopting mandatory student instruction in a radical sex and gender curriculum, under the guise of health education, which promotes transgenderism to students in elementary through high schools and encourages students to explore possible gender options (which, according to one source used in the curriculum, number at least 15).
These curriculum changes are being proposed through a revision of the “Health Education Framework for California Public Schools” which is being conducted by the California Department of Education (CDE), the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), and the State Board of Education (SBE). The Health Education Framework is concerned with educating students on a number of actual health concerns including nutrition, exercise, dental health, and traffic safety, but also aims to teach students as young as four years old about gender identity, homosexuality, transgenderism, and other related topics.
The Revised Draft Health Education Framework is now available for public comment and a look at its contents reveals a radical leftist approach to the subject of human sexuality and a concerted effort to teach children as young as four and five years old that sexual identity is not fixed at birth but is in fact mutable.
For instance, in the section on teaching kindergarteners the curriculum advises: “Gender socialization begins before children start school—students may believe that different norms are associated with people of particular genders by the time they enter kindergarten. While this understanding may be limited, students can still begin to challenge gender stereotypes in a way that is age appropriate. While students may not fully understand the concepts of gender expression and identity, some children in kindergarten and even younger have identified as transgender or understand they have a gender identity that is different from their sex assigned at birth… My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis is an age-appropriate book that can be used to demonstrate gender differences and inclusion.”
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