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Starting in 2017, public schools in Washington State will have to teach children about gender identity 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.”
WHAT'S TRUE: Washington State has released updated curriculum guidelines in 2016 that include directives regarding gender and gender expression.
WHAT'S FALSE: No part of the document suggests that children in Kindergarten will be taught about transgender issues.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
What exactly about this could screw kids up?
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: xuenchen
I guess teaching math and English and science and history wasn't enough because the US ranks almost 50th in education.
The educational system has to take over the role of parent now.