Sex education at the proper time

Twenty-two states lack a statewide sex-education mandate.  As a result, local school districts are free to decide how to approach the subject (“Now NY progressives want to teach kindergarteners about gender ‘fluidity,’ “ New York Post, March 9). 

The debate is over what should be taught and most importantly when.  Teaching children too young about different kinds of sex runs the risk of confusing them.  Yet New York State is considering teaching eight-year-olds about fluid gender choices and other controversial topics in line with the program laid out in the National Sex Education Standards.

There was a time when the family played a greater role in educating children about sexual matters.  But those days are gone, which is one reason why some parents are enrolling their children in religious schools whose values reflect theirs.

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