The Nebraska Department of Education is planning on requiring schools to teach kindergartners about “sexual and gender identity.”
Kindergartners will soon be taught about “cohabitating” and same-sex couples, according to new frameworks being considered by the Department of Education. Teachers will be encouraged to talk about “different kinds of family structures.” Examples include “single parent, blended, intergenerational, cohabitating, adoptive, foster, same-gender, and interracial.”
First graders would be taught about gender, gender identity, and gender-role stereotypes.
In third grade, teachers would be required to teach about the “Range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may influence behavior.” Students would also be expected to define “sexual orientation.”
Fourth graders would be exposed to teachings relating to transgenderism. Students would be required to “distinguish between sex assigned at birth and gender identity and explain how they may or may not differ.”
Fifth graders would be exposed to the “gender spectrum,” which claims that gender expression and identity exist along a “spectrum.”
Sixth graders would be required to “define sexual identity and explain a range of identities related to sexual orientation.” These include phrases such as “cisgender, transgender, gender non-binary, gender expansive and gender identity.” They would also be required to understand how “prejudice, discrimination, intolerance, and bias” lead to violence.
High schoolers would be taught about how modern medicine is racist. Teachings would include how “cultural biases can affect medical diagnosis, treatment, and procedures. “They would also be required to “evaluate and explain how some law and policies are viewed as tools of systematic racism.”
“I am calling on the Nebraska Department of Education to scrap their proposed sex education topics that are included in their draft health standards,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. “The new standards from the department would not only teach young children age-inappropriate content starting in kindergarten, but also inject a non-scientific shift in approach to health education, and many of the new themes are sensitive topics that should be addressed by parents at home and not by schools.”