Sex Ed in Kindergarten

Typically most five-year-olds in kindergarten are learning how to spell their names, and count to ten. But this school year, Chicago students will learn a little bit more.  Reading, writing, arithmetic, sexual and health education will now become a part of the curriculum for kindergarteners.

Officials with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will insist the curriculum will use language most kids can understand and will focus on topics  like bullying, correct names for external body parts and the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching.

“As you identify body parts, you talk about should you be touched here or not.,” said Stephanie Whyte, the CPS Chief Health Officer. “And if someone touches you, and it’s uncomfortable, you should tell a trusted adult.”

But not every parent is happy with the new curriculum.

From CBS News:

Like every other kindergartner, Angelina Yang is learning reading, writing, arithmetic–and now sexual health education.

“I want to know what kind of education she is receiving before she gets that education,” said Angelia’s mom, Stella. ‘As a parent, I have a right to know.”

“If he has questions, I’m happy to answer them, but I’m not sure it belongs in a classroom setting,” said parent Brooke Lyon.

On top of sexual topics, students will also learn about different family structures that exist in today’s society.  “Whether that means there’s two moms at home, everyone’s home life is different, and we introduce the fact that we all have a diverse background, “ said Whyte.

For 30 minutes a month, five-year-olds in Chicago will get a different lesson in learning. Parents are allowed to view the curriculum and if they’re uncomfortable, their child can opt out of the class.

 

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  • Jessica

    The agenda is to force African Americans to accept homosexuality. It is a world wide push that is back by powerful people in high places. Resist the sexualization of our children. These brutes will sacrifice childhood innocence to promote their putrid agenda.
    Five-year-old kindergarten children do not need to hear about sex,

    They can’t even teach the children to read! Yet they want to foist perverted concepts onto them instead of reading. They don’t care if they can’t read, write or do math. All they care about is sex, sex, sex. We were better off when their was no so-called “sex education” in schools.” There was less sexual activity among teens, and fewer teen pregnancies.

    Parents organize against this abomination. Sue the local school districts that are attempting to psychologically abduct and propagandize our children against normalcy.

    • Lane

      Pretty much every piece of your comment is either ignorant (filled with homophobia) and just factually incorrect. If you look into this programming, most of it is aimed at keeping young children safe from child predators. If we never talk to young kids about their body parts and the fact that they have a right to not let an adult touch them, how will they know to tell a trusted adult if that does happen? Shaming kids about their bodies only creates an environment for child abuse to thrive.

      And your claim that there was “less sexual activity among teens and fewer teen pregnancies” “when there was no sex education in schools” (Which was when? There have almost always been abstinence-only education programs at the very least) is not even close to being based in facts. Schools/communities without comprehensive sex education have much higher rates of teen pregnancy (bit.ly/11FeWE9). There are countless studies about the benefits of making kids/teens comfortable with their bodies and sexuality and screaming your ignorance from the rooftops isn’t going to change that.

      PS I sincerely hope that you don’t think your viewpoints are “normal” – because frankly, my dear … you sound like a hateful dumb ass.

    • Donna

      Just because you don’t agree with Jessica’s assessment doesn’t mean you need to call her names. Your ignorant yourself.

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