Gov. Pete Ricketts on Thursday referred to as the intercourse schooling parts of the Nebraska Division of Training’s proposed well being schooling requirements “politicized,” saying they need to be scrapped.
“The brand new requirements from the division wouldn’t solely educate younger youngsters age-inappropriate content material beginning in kindergarten, but in addition inject non-scientific, political concepts into curriculum requirements,” he mentioned in a ready assertion.
He mentioned they symbolize a “important shift” within the strategy to well being schooling, and that lots of the themes needs to be left to folks to debate with youngsters at dwelling.
The division on Wednesday launched a draft of the well being requirements that handle a variety of points together with social, emotional and psychological well being, substance abuse prevention, environmental and neighborhood well being, diet and train and illness prevention.
Ricketts takes difficulty with the human development and improvement part, which incorporates educating about gender id, gender expression, sexual orientation and gender stereotypes.
It additionally consists of instruction in sexual improvement and exercise, together with studying about puberty, copy, abstinence, contraception and stopping sexually transmitted ailments.