Starting in 2017, public schools in Washington State will have to teach children about gender identity beginning in kindergarten.
Our friends at the Family Policy Institute of Washington write,
The newly-minted health and physical education standards, released by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), will be implemented in schools across the state for the 2017-2018 school year.
As reported by The Daily Caller, the new standards require students to learn about gender identity and expression beginning in kindergarten.
- Beginning in Kindergarten, students will be taught about the many ways to express gender. Gender expression education will include information about the manifestations of traits that are typically associated with one gender. Crossdressing is one form of gender expression.
- Third graders will be introduced to the concept of gender identity. These children will be taught that they can choose their own gender.
- Fourth graders will be expected to “define sexual orientation,” which refers to whether a person identifies as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual; they’ll also be taught about HIV prevention. Children in fourth grade will be told that they can choose their sexual orientation.
- Fourth and fifth graders will learn about the relativity of gender roles and why such roles are social constructs that are not inherent to who we are as male or female human beings.
- Seventh graders will be expected to “distinguish between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.”
- High school students will critically “evaluate how culture, media, society, and other people influence our perceptions of gender roles, sexuality, relationships, and sexual orientation.”
These changes to education standards will transform public schools into a conduit for promoting the latest gender theories plaguing universities across the country.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.