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Gov. Murphy would not reply to queries about NJ gender id lessons for 2nd graders


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Gov. Phil Murphy has remained silent on New Jersey public college program lessons on gender ideology for children.

Instruction specifications outlined “general performance anticipations” for second graders that involve talking about “the variety of techniques people convey their gender and how gender purpose stereotypes may restrict habits.” 1 college district in the state distributed sample lesson programs indicating very first graders could be taught they can have “boy parts” but “sense like” a lady.

WHD News Electronic despatched requests for remark to a number of push contacts in Murphy’s place of work and been given no reaction Saturday.

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Educators in the Yard Condition are making ready to carry out the instructing expectations, which were being established in 2020 but not essential to be enacted until eventually September 2022.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during a Get Out The Vote rally Oct. 28, 2021, in New Brunswick, N.J. 

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A single lesson plan, “Purple, Pink and Blue,” instructs academics to converse to their initial graders about gender identity, and its initially goal is to have the learners be ready to determine “gender, gender id and gender role stereotypes.”

The lesson’s next goal is to have students identify “at minimum two issues they’ve been taught about gender part stereotypes and how people things may limit individuals of all genders.”

“Gender identity is that feeling of figuring out your gender. You may well feel like you are a boy, you may well experience like you are a girl,” the lesson prepare states. “You could possibly experience like you are a boy even if you have entire body sections that some individuals may inform you are ‘girl’ areas. You may really feel like you are a female even if you have physique pieces that some individuals could possibly notify you are ‘boy’ sections.”

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A spokesperson for Westfield Community Faculties informed WHD News Electronic that the training products were not the university district’s ideas. The faculty superintendent explained to WHD News Digital that the materials offered to parents at the February Board of Education and learning assembly were a “sample record of assets” aligned with condition policy.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy pauses during his COVID-19 update at the War Memorial in Trenton Feb. 5, 2021. 

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy pauses for the duration of his COVID-19 update at the War Memorial in Trenton Feb. 5, 2021. 
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“Through a presentation at the Feb. 22 Board of Schooling assembly, we furnished an update on the district’s do the job to revise the In depth Wellness and Physical Education curriculum,” Superintendent Dr. Raymond González claimed. 

“We built it very clear at the conference and subsequent meetings that these are methods only — they are not point out-mandated — and that the district is in the approach of producing its revised curriculum to meet condition expectations,” the superintendent ongoing.

In June 2020, New Jersey’s board of education broadened its intercourse education specifications to include classes on both equally abortion and gender identification.

WHD News’ Houston Keene contributed to this report.

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