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Virginia Education Committee Recommends ‘Gender Identity’ in Elementary School Curriculum

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the Daily Caller obtained a copy of recommendations that a Virginia public school district would like to include in its curricula that begins in fourth grade. Among the recommendations from three transgender advocates are to include gender identity.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports:

The Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee plans to recommend that the Fairfax County Public School Board include “gender identity in elementary [Family Life Education]” programming and develop “inclusive curriculum” for sex education for all students during the 2022-2023 school year. The committee specifically called for the “inclusion of the gender spectrum in the elementary” and 10th-grade curricula, according to the recommendations draft.

“The committee recommends the addition of gender to the objective [of a grade 10 lesson plan] to clarify that both sexuality and gender are currently included in the lesson instruction,” the draft reads.

The board also recommends that the school district adopt “gender combined instruction” for sex education lessons on “human growth and development” beginning in fourth grade. Gendered health classes reportedly affirm a “rigid binary based on anatomy,” according to the draft.

“When students are separated by boys and girls, it affirms a rigid binary based on anatomy,” the draft reads. “The practice of segregating students by gender is not inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, and gender diverse students.”

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  1. bob

    May 20, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Why can’t schools teach reading writing and MAth? WHy do Teacher have to push sex so hard?

  2. Lynda Sherwood

    May 20, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Grade school should not teach gender I’d for kids, they are way too young. Matter of fact it shouldn’t be taught at all, this goes against all the religions of the world. God makes people the way they are meant to be. They are regarded as an abomination in the Bible.

  3. Clayce

    May 21, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    The depths of depravity!

  4. Gary Stoltz

    May 21, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    The advisors need to be fired.

  5. Mary

    May 22, 2022 at 2:43 am

    This is AMORAL!! This is stupid!! THIS IS SEXUAL HARRASSMENT!! NO place is appropriate for ANYONE to even mention OR ask about sexual activities or descriptions of Bodily changes, Trans Sex. OR anyone’s sexual orientation to ANY school age child. NO grade: Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade School. Middle School OR High School.
    No such discussion or Harassment should occur in ANY situation to ANYONE 17 years old or Younger.
    This is ILLEGAL. There are Laws addressing Sexual Harassment or DISPARATE Environment!
    ANYONE IN one of these situations perpetrating this illegal activity must be REMOVED FROM a School OR Job, NOT PAID with TAXPAYER MONEY OR ANY Money.

  6. Morgan Michael

    May 22, 2022 at 8:22 am

    OMG

  7. cmoo

    May 22, 2022 at 9:16 am

    They need to pay to go to private or Catholic schools to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, and gender diverse students and not waste tax payer $’s on that. Especially, when old folks are starving on Social Security. Stop wasting legislative time on the wrong issues and shore up Social Security, dirtbags…

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Report: Denver area migrants cost $340 million to shelter, educate

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A report by the free-market Common Sense Institute found the more than 42,000 migrants who have arrived in Denver over the last year and a half have cost the region as much as $340 million. The city of Denver, local school districts, and the region’s health-care system have spent between $216 million and $340 million combined to shelter, feed, clothe, and educate the migrants, and to provide them with emergency medical care.

National Review explains the report builds off a previous report from March that conservatively found that the migrants had cost the region at least $170 million. “Costs are never localized,” said DJ Summers, the institute’s research director. “They expand outward.”

Democratic leaders are being blamed for their welcoming posture toward immigrants generally, and their sanctuary-city policies, which curtail law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration agents. Since late December 2022, at least 42,269 migrants — or “newcomers” as Denver leaders call them — have arrived in the city, adds National Review.

The Common Sense Institute report found that the migrant crisis has also hit local emergency rooms hard with extensive expenses. Since December 2022, migrants have made more than 16,000 visits to metro emergency departments. At an estimated cost of about $3,000 per visit, that has resulted in nearly $48 million in uncompensated care.

Summers said those costs are “stressing existing health care organizations,” but they also indirectly hit residents in their pocketbooks through increased insurance prices.

Metro school districts have endured the biggest financial hit — estimated between $98 million and $222 million — according to the Common Sense Institute report. The large range in costs is due to the difficulties researchers had identifying exactly how many new foreign students are tied to the migrant crisis.

The researchers found that since December 2022, 15,725 foreign students have enrolled in local schools. Of those, 6,929 have come from the five countries most closely identified with the migrant crisis — Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

On average, it costs a little over $14,000 to educate a student for a year in a Denver-area public school, but Summers said migrant students likely cost more.

“They have transportation needs that are different, they have acculturation needs that are going to be different, language assistance needs that are going to be different,” he said. “Many of them might need to get up to speed in curriculum. They might need outside tutoring.”

Earlier this year, Colorado lawmakers approved $24 million in state funding to help school districts statewide plug budget holes related to the migrant students.

Summers said the updated Common Sense Institute tally is likely still missing some costs related to the ongoing migrant crisis.

“There are definitely additional costs. We just don’t have a great way to measure them just yet,” he said, noting legal fees, crime, and unreported business and nonprofit expenses.

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