Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest public school systems in the country, will be adding gender identity lessons to its classroom curriculum.
The additional curriculum will be taught in grades 7 through 12 and will include lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum, which teaches there is no such thing as being a 100% boy or girl.
“Students will be provided definitions for sexual orientation terms heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality; and the gender identity term transgender.
“Emphasis will be placed on recognizing that everyone is experiencing changes and the role of respectful, inclusive language in promoting an environment free of bias and discrimination.
“Individual identity will also be described as having four parts – biological gender, gender identity (includes transgender), gender role, and sexual orientation (includes heterosexual, bisexual, and homosexual).”
“Emphasis will be placed on an understanding that there is a broader, boundless, and fluid spectrum of sexuality that is developed throughout a lifetime.
“Sexual orientation and gender identity terms will be discussed with focus on appreciation for individual differences,” the district said about the gender identity curriculum.
With this radical curriculum, seventh grade students will learn about transgenderism. Tenth grade students will be taught that sexuality is a broader spectrum.
Eighth graders in Fairfax County Public Schools will be taught that individual identity “occurs over a lifetime and includes the component of sexual orientation and gender identity,” according to the curriculum.
“The decision by the School Board to add “gender identity” to our nondiscrimination policy is to provide an environment which promotes equality where every student and employee is treated with dignity and respect. This tells our students and staff that school and the FCPS workplace are places where they can be safe from harassment and discrimination. The School Board has taken this proactive step to protect our students and staff from discrimination.
“On March 4, 2015, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said local school boards have the authority under state law to include gender identity in their non-discrimination policies. The U.S. Department of Education has told school districts that transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX and has recently required some school districts including Alexandria, Virginia, to amend their policies to expressly include gender identity.
“No decisions have yet been made regarding accommodations that will be provided, under the revised policy. Our next step will be to hire a consultant to assist in developing appropriate regulations that protect the rights of all students and comply with state and federal law.
“As decisions are made about how best to protect our students and staff from discrimination, we will take great care to protect the rights and to provide for the needs of all students. FCPS will continue to provide the highest quality education for all students in safe and caring school communities,” FCPS School Board Chair Tamara Derenak Kaufax said in a statement to Pundit Press.
Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council criticized the gender identity curriculum saying, “the larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order.
“Human beings are created male and female. But the current transgender ideology goes way beyond that.
“They’re telling us you can be both genders, you can be no gender, you can be a gender that you make up for yourself. And we’re supposed to affirm all of it,” Sprigg said.