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National K-12 sex-ed standards proposed

January 11, 2012

Four organizations, including the National Education Association’s Health Information Network, have published “National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills, Grades K-12,” a document intended to “provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum, core content for sexuality education.”

Staff members of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America served on the document’s advisory committee.

Under the standards, students would need to know the “body parts” of the “male and female anatomy” by grade 2 and be able to define sexual orientation by grade 5.

While the National Sexuality Education Standards cannot become mandatory apart from legislative action, they are expected to influence teacher training and school policies.


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  • Posted by: jflare293129 - Jan. 11, 2012 10:48 PM ET USA

    As I watch the goings-on related to the education world, the more I become persuaded that, should I marry, my wife and I will need to home-school if at all possible. Sending my kids to public schools may place their souls at grave risk, and mine along with them.

  • Posted by: normnuke - Jan. 11, 2012 5:44 PM ET USA

    Were any Christian parents allowed to serve on the 'advisory committee' for this document? How did the human race survive up until this time without this document? Is this just another power grab by the Obama administration? Just asking.