Maryland’s School Framework Includes Gender Studies for Kindergartners

Not to be outdone by the state of New Jersey, Maryland is targeting kindergarteners with a transgender agenda and insists that parents can’t stop them.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released its game plan to not only teach kindergarten classes about gender identity, but high schoolers must wax philosophically about the liberal agenda. It also claims that the state does not require teachers to inform parents if their child wants to deny their biology and change genders.

While the idea to teach students to accept everyone as they are is noble, the agenda takes it a step further to allow teachers to overstep the authority of parents and explain the depths of adult relationships. 

Kindergartners will be expected to “Recognize a range of ways people identify and express their gender.”

Page 21 of Maryland’s Comprehensive Health Education Framework document

The document clearly explains how all students in kindergarten through 8th grade are subjected to learning the depths of an alternative lifestyle.

The seventh-grade curriculum includes comparing “sex assigned at birth and gender identity,” and explaining “how they may or may not differ.”

Maryland high schoolers must take it even further and “examine the impact of gender expression and gender identity on members of marginalized communities and analyze the intersectionality of race, culture, and gender for members of those communities.”

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The agenda clearly lays out the gender identity protocol that children will be exposed to from the moment they step foot in a kindergarten classroom until their last minute as a senior in high school.

MSDE has also boldly stated in their guidelines about information disclosure, that they have no legal obligation to notify parents of a student’s transgender status or gender non-conforming presentation. It claims that the disclosure is up to the student themselves.

However, the Heritage Foundation reported, “The Constitution and other federal law do not grant public school districts the authority to circumvent parental consent or notification in these matters.” 

Parents are also legally guaranteed rights via the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the school districts do not have the authority to sidestep the law. 

Sarah Perry, a legal fellow for the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation said:

“So the parent should be able to say, ‘This is my child who is clearly dealing with a particular mental health expression,’ whether you call it gender identity or gender dysphoria, they have to have a right to be able to say ‘This is not the job of the school counselor, school psychologist, assistant principal or anybody else, it’s the job of the parents to actually make the determination on the health, safety and welfare of their children.’ “

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