New state-wide education standards in New Jersey teach students as young as 13 years old about anal sex and their pregnancy options, and school districts that refuse to comply may be faced with “disciplinary action,” or lose their funding.
The New Jersey Board of Education proudly adopted these stomach-churning standards in June 2020, and schools are now required to implement them beginning this month. Despite the concerns from parents and school districts, the state’s Department of Education has warned that schools that fail to comply with these outrageous new standards may face discipline.
🚨 NEW: Schools that don’t comply w/NJ’s age-inappropriate sex-ed standards are being threatened with “loss of state aid.”— New Jersey GOP (@NJGOP) September 21, 2022
Murphy & @vingopal told us that districts would have their own autonomy & that parents could easily opt out.
They lied on both https://t.co/gPNgIOGOEo
The state standards describe what students should learn by each grade level, leaving it up to the districts to design a curriculum that follows the standards. By the eighth grade, according to the state of New Jersey standards, students should be able to “describe pregnancy testing, the signs of pregnancy, and pregnancy options, including parenting, abortion, and adoption;” and “Define vaginal, oral, and anal sex.” By eighth grade, the students should also know what to do in the event of having to eliminate an unplanned pregnancy or how to deal with STIs, including HIV.
One mother who has children enrolled in the Berkeley Heights school district called these monstrous standards “harmful and offensive,” adding that it was extremely difficult to find exactly what her children would be learning on the school’s website.
The mom, who asked to remain anonymous, has since chosen to opt her children out of the parts of the updated sex-ed curriculum she and her husband found alarming but worries that other parents in New Jersey may not be aware of what their children are being taught. Read more