Parents at a swanky New York City private school are furious over the increasingly progressive curriculum being taught to their children, including “comprehensive health education” that address gender theory and even masturbation.
According to Fox News, parents railed against the $55,000-per-year Dalton School last fall after learning that their first-graders were being taught graphic sex education lessons.
Parents gave school administrators an earful, but were told they had simply “misinterpreted” what Dalton’s “health and wellness” educator Justine Ang Fonte—who just last month taught a “porn literacy” workshop at another posh private school—was teaching their children.
The parents’ anger was renewed after a recent New York Post exposé revealed the sick curriculum taught to young kids.
The Post viewed video of a cartoon Fonte used in one of her sex-ed classes for 6-year-olds showing little kids talking about “touching themselves” for pleasure.
“Hey, how come sometimes my penis gets big sometimes and points in the air?” asks the little boy in the cartoon, leading to an explanation of what an “erection” is.
The boy nods and says, “Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good.”
Then the little girl character chimes in: “Sometimes, when I’m in my bath or when Mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva too.”
Fonte has reassured parents that she does not use the word “masturbation” in class, and that her lessons teach kids not to touch themselves in public.
Fonte’s lessons also teach children theories regarding gender “assigned at birth,” gender identity, and gender expression.
“Kids have no less than five classes on gender identity – this is pure indoctrination,” one Dalton mother said. “This person should absolutely not be teaching children. Ironically, she teaches kids about ‘consent’ yet she has never gotten consent from parents about the sexually explicit, and age inappropriate material about transgender to first graders.”
“We are furious,” another mother told The Post. “We were horrified to learn this was shown to our first-grade 6- and 7-year old kids without our knowledge or consent. But it’s so hard to fight back because you’ll get cancelled and your child will suffer.”
Responses from the school following the Post exposé have been lukewarm at best.
“As part of Dalton’s comprehensive Health curriculum for students, a lesson on Gender & Bodies included two evidence-based and age-appropriate videos approved for students 4 years and older,” a spokesperson for the school stated, according to Fox. “These videos align with nationally recognized methodologies and standards.”
“We consistently review our Health curriculum, making sure that the content is developmentally appropriate and, if necessary, we adapt our curriculum accordingly,” the spokesperson concluded. “We will continue to listen carefully to parent feedback, respond thoughtfully to community concerns, and develop lessons that are in the best interest of our students, respect our community’s values, and correspond with best practices.”
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