While U.S. public schools have drawn the lion’s share of attention in the ongoing controversy about radical teachers using their positions to expose children to sexual subject and gender ideology, a similar push is underway in America’s private schools, as well.
Breitbart reports that it has obtained an “extensive trove” of documents and video from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the national accreditation association for American private schools and a registered 501(c)(3). The material sheds light on the organization’s training materials for “LGBTQ+ inclusive” curricula, including exposing sexually-explicit content to children as young as four without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
“Starting in Pre-K we talk about their bodies, the parts that they were born with, about penises and vaginas and whether they make somebody a boy or girl,” says a lecturer from a NAIS training workshop in 2020. “But also their feelings, what do they feel like inside, do they feel like a boy or a girl? What does their head say? Do their heart and their body match up?”
In the second grade, the lecturer continues, seven-year-olds should be taught about gender identity “in terms of your head and your heart and your body parts matching up … and what happens if it doesn’t.” In the fifth grade, ten-year-olds should learn about “gender identity,” “gender expression,” and “sexual orientation,” including “internal and external genitalia … hormones and chromosomes … something you can only change with a whole lot of effort.”
The presentation also attaches the dismissive label “Puritan talk” to common parental concerns about it being their prerogative, not teachers, to decide when and how their children should be taught about these delicate subjects.