New Jersey To Penalize Schools That Do Not Comply With Controversial Standards
The Murphy administration released a statement saying that school districts will be penalized for not teaching controversial new sex education standards. This contradicts Governor Murphy’s assertions of parental and local jurisdiction over what is taught in classrooms.
In response to the new regulations, Oroho issued a statement claiming that Governor Murphy had been gaslighting parents. He said that despite what he’d said all Spring, the NJDOE is now saying districts will be punished if they don’t teach students about such topics as vaginal, anal, and oral sex. By doing so, Governor Murphy is sending a veiled threat to school boards telling them their are no choices when it comes to STI education.
The New Jersey Department of Education spokesperson said that districts who are not teaching the standards will be penalized for instruction in the appropriate curricular area. They added that the severity of the ramifications could vary.
The new sex education standards have been adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education and will begin to be implemented in schools this fall.
One school district had parents upset by a new mandate when they discovered sample lesson plans that revealed the new state standards.
The Murphy Administration believes in the opinion of parents and local school boards over that of the State Board of Education on what is taught in their children’s classrooms.
With the Murphy administration, schools can be penalized if they do not teach sex education that Trenton bureaucrats impose. School districts are threatened to comply with the new teachings, which will raise property taxes. This law is inappropriate and people should fight back against it.
The Oroho and Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) sponsor legislation that would repeal the new sex education mandates imposed by the State Board of Education and return control of learning standards in this area to parents and local communities.
New Jersey Senate Republicans have proposed the “Three Rs” plan to repeal, replace, and restore sex education and diversity curriculum requirements.