Public schools across America soon will be teaching sex-ed to kindergarteners! That is, if several national health and sex education groups get their way. These groups are proposing new national standards for sex education that they’re urging all schools to adopt. Already, five states have inquired about the new standards. And, the Chicago Public Schools announced last week it plans to adopt the standards and begin teaching sex-ed to kindergarteners by 2016.
The groups behind this plan say sex education should be treated like every other subject. Like math or science, sexual health and relationship concepts should be introduced early and then built upon each year.
“(T)he standards aim to normalize alternative sexualities at an early age. They also assume that middle- and high-school students will be sexually active.”
They also assume that middle- and high-school students will be sexually active. By 8th Grade, the standards mandate that students be able to define emergency contraception. By 12th Grade, students should be able to compare and contrast different contraceptive methods.