Various school districts continue to land in hot water over what they’re teaching and exposing children to. Much of this deals with not just critical race theory and other similar teachings, but also graphic sexual content.
Some parents aren’t comfortable with their kids learning sex ed at young ages. Other parents prefer to teach their kids about the birds and the bees on their own, without schools intervening.
More and more issues like this are coming up as America continues to debate what’s appropriate to teach children and what’s not. However, in the case of Fairfax County Schools in Virginia, they’re in hot water over a new policy impacting children’s sex ed, according to the Daily Wire.
This Won’t Go Over Well
Fairfax County Schools, for reasons that remain unacceptable to many Americans, decided to combine male and female children between the fourth and eight grades in classes pertaining to sex ed.
Generally, sex ed classes are taught with the two genders separated. However, the school district alleges that this traditional approach to sex ed may alienate students who identify as transgender.
🚨Breaking: Activists Buried FCPS Survey Showing Overwhelming Opposition to Combined Sex-Ed Classes🚨
Activists on FCPS's Family Life Committee plan to recommend & push for a vote proposing combined gender sex-ed classes despite survey showing ~85% opposition to plan. pic.twitter.com/XPjOYxL6nO
— Fairfax County Parents Association (@FFXParentsAssoc) March 4, 2023
Parents and teachers alike have given pushback against this. Some feel that combining boys and girls in classes about sex ed will create problems and decrease the number of attendees.
Then, there are others who feel combining both genders together for sex ed is not appropriate under any circumstances. The Fairfax County Parents Association, for instance, has certainly raised objections about the new policy embraced by these schools.
A Negative Pattern With Fairfax County Schools
Unfortunately, this latest incident is not the first time that Fairfax County Schools landed in hot water over how it’s running things. The school district has also been under fire for its response to reports of sexual assault involving transgender students.
On top of this, other issues emerged with Fairfax County Schools when certain students were allegedly deprived of awards they rightfully earned. This deprivation happened because of the district’s professed interest in equitable outcomes.
"There’s a big disconnect here between what parents, students, teachers, & staff want & what the committee, who was appointed to represent them, is pushing forward."
Parents express concern re: FCPS's plan for coed sex-ed classes for 4th-8th graders.https://t.co/a9inWevODi
— Fairfax County Parents Association (@FFXParentsAssoc) March 7, 2023
Right now, it’s unclear if the pushback against Fairfax County Schools will make the district reconsider its proposal to combine girls and boys from grades four to eight when teaching sex ed.
However, this latest scandal certainly doesn’t bode well for the school district’s future, reputation, or enrollment numbers later down the line. All things considered, there may be an uptick in parents who determine their children are better served at a facility not under the umbrella of Fairfax County Schools.
What do you think about the decision Fairfax County Schools is making when it comes to how they’re approaching sex ed lessons for children? Do you think the school district will walk back the decision it’s made? You can let us know in the comments area.