California will become the first stated to implement an LGBT rights agenda for their public schools, starting in the 2nd grade.
Breitbart reports that the new framework comes in response to a 2011 state law requiring the inclusion of LGBT history in the content of what students are taught in history and social studies classes.
“This is a big win for our students,” said California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a statement. “This document will improve the teaching and learning of history and social science. It will give our students access to the latest historical research and help them learn about the diversity of our state and the contributions of people and groups who may not have received the appropriate recognition in the past.”
In the new framework, second graders will learn that some families have two moms or two dads, a concept that is presented as part of normal diversity among people. In grade four, students will learn about Harvey Milk, “a New Yorker who was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 as California’s first openly gay public official.”
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Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars (NAS), disagrees with the implementation of this curriculum and tells Breitbart News the new framework is the height of political correctness.
“The whole idea that social science or history could be taught in a manner that does not reflect adversely on groups of people is absurd,” he observes, adding:
“People acting as groups or as members of groups often do discreditable things, and even more often do things that later generations condemn even if those actions seemed right at the time. Any accurate account of history or social science has to reflect that reality and it is a deep disservice to students to give them a whitewashed story. The California framework is identity politics leaning so far left that it has fallen in the Pacific Ocean of educational incompetence.”
Jane Robbins, attorney and senior fellow at American Principles Project, reacted to Breitbart News about the forced LGBT history curriculum for students.
“California has decided to include people in the curriculum and celebrate them (no criticism allowed, apparently) based solely on their sexual behavior,” she asserts. “Especially after the Obergefell decision, it’s only a matter of time until this propaganda spreads to the public schools of other states.”
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