New Jersey to require 2nd graders learn about gender identity in fall, alarming parents | Fox News

New Jersey public school second graders will be getting a lesson in gender identity this fall under state sex education guidelines that will take effect in September.

According to the standards, New Jersey students should, by the end of second grade, understand the “core ideas” that all “individuals should feel welcome and included regardless of their gender, gender expression or sexual orientation.”

Additionally, the standards listed “performance expectations” for second graders, which includes discussing “the range of ways people express their gender and how gender role stereotypes may limit behavior.”

Educators in the Garden State are preparing to carry out the teaching standards, which were established in 2020 but not required to be enacted until Sept. 2022.