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New Jersey Schools Shut Out Parents On Sex Education

It's got to stop.

Democrat Phil Murphy, governor of New Jersey, is backtracking somewhat on his pervy school agenda. But he’s not the only hard Leftist in Jersey and the rest still want to sexualize elementary school children. Rosemary Becchi, the leader of NJ1, a grassroots organization, wants to protect kids from New Jersey Democrats.

Becchi: Liberal Gov. Phil Murphy has truly taken New Jersey off the deep-end by implementing an outrageously inappropriate sex education curriculum to children as young as 6 and 7 years old. But parents should not sit by and let their children be victims of the far-left’s woke agenda. Parents must fight back.

Murphy’s sex education agenda was developed in secrecy, when New Jersey was in the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020 that Murphy himself imposed. Part of the new state teaching standards for the fall will include lesson plans on “gender identity” in second grade, telling children they may have “boy parts” but “feel like a girl.” Another outrageous example: the curriculum encourages sharing a website to students as young as 9 that discusses “porn,” saying “a lot of people watch it” and “it’s free.” After days of backlash, Gov. Murphy has since said he’s “willing to entertain” revisions to the curriculum. But none of this should have been on the table in the first place.

As the founder of Jersey 1st, a grassroots taxpayer organization, I can tell you that parents across the Garden State are appalled and outraged. Last week, Jersey 1st held our first education task force meeting. And over the past 30 days, hundreds of participants reached out to us—each ready to take back our schools and fight for parents’ rights.

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And parents have ample reason to do so. While the governor and his appointees are pushing their extreme, progressive political agenda in public schools, our kids are falling further behind in basic academics. According to a 2021 report, 272,000 New Jersey children in grades 3 through 8 are falling behind in either language arts or math. This year, the state’s “Start Strong” assessments for students in grades 4 through 10, revealed that a majority of students now need “some support” or “strong support” in math or English language arts. This is not acceptable.

It is no surprise our public schools are losing enrollment, thanks to the governor’s disastrous lockdown policies. Last year, there were 41,351 fewer students enrolled in public schools compared to the previous year. Parents who can afford it are pulling their kids out of public school and many are delaying enrolling their children in public Pre-K and Kindergarten programs, seeking alternatives that align with their values. Sadly, lower income families do not have these options.

That it is why it is so important that parents reach out to their legislators and individual school boards to demand they empower parents with more options and that they reject this inappropriate sex curriculum which comes at the expense of our kids’ academic education. Parents, not politicians, have the power to get our schools back on track.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Sara
Sara
2 months ago

*I am making $92 an hour working from home. i was greatly surprised at the same time as my neighbour advised me she changed into averaging $ninety five however I see the way it works now. I experience mass freedom now that I’m my non-public boss. 
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Sara
Sara
2 months ago

*I am making $92 an hour working from home. i was greatly surprised at the same time as my neighbour advised me she changed into averaging $ninety five however I see the way it works now. I experience mass freedom now that I’m my non-public boss. 
that is what I do….. http://www.incomehd.com

Last edited 2 months ago by Sara
Sara
Sara
2 months ago

*I am making $92 an hour working from home. i was greatly surprised at the same time as my neighbour advised me she changed into averaging $ninety five however I see the way it works now. I experience mass freedom now that I’m my non-public boss. 
that is what I do….. http://www.incomehd.com

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lucy
lucy
2 months ago

Time to build a separate education system from the one run by the Communist left– when the GOP takes back the Congress – How about legislating money following kids, not subsidizing indoctrination and opposing parental rights.

Tom Purnie
Tom Purnie
2 months ago

I have no sympathy for New Jersey. If they want Democrat authoritarian rule so be it. They can be led around like sheep and let morality go down too bad. They brought this on themselves by electing politicians who work for themselves and not for the people who elected them.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tom Purnie
Spike
Spike
2 months ago

The gist of all of this is public schools telling parents “it’s none of your business” what we decide to teach your children?! Starting – maybe before – but for sure with school systems that were caught up in the Summit Program, these folks are going to create a real have and have-not society with any parents who can afford it sending their children to Private Schools or Homeschooling them to be sure that their family values remain in tact and privacy is respected!! Then we will have a snobby thought prosess – “oh, he/she/they went through the PUBLIC SCHOOL system” – the inference being they can’t have the quality education that private schools provide. Even in our small community, the Catholic School children are still learning Reading, Writing (yes, they can read and write cursive) and ‘Rithmetic”! They are the only ones below the age of 18 who CAN read cursive, much less write it! Now public schools have brought in this whole idea of teaching children that they cannot know what sex they are, what sex they will want to date in 10-15 years, WHATEVER!! they are absolute un-intellectuals who somehow don’t understand they are going to mis-inform and mix-up many, many children who would have grown up normally and known what they were and what they would become! And their who thesis really would encourage a lot of sexual experimentation that would never have gotten in the way if young people had been allowed to keep their innocence and be informed as they grew and matured!!