The Chicago Public School system (CPS) is planning sex and health education lessons for kindergarten classes this year.
According to the CPS, children will be taught the correct biological names for body parts as well as appropriate and inappropriate touching.
“As you identify body parts, you talk about should you be touched here or not. And if someone touches you, and it’s uncomfortable, you should tell a trusted adult,” Stephanie Whyte, the CPS Chief Health Officer, told CBS Chicago (video below).
“I want to know what kind of education [my child] is receiving before she gets that education. As a parent, I have a right to know," said local mom Stella Yang.
“I’m OK with it. I’d like to believe it’s not necessary, but I think our culture dictates you can’t start early enough,” added parent Ayesha Ahmad.
Students will also learn about same-sex couples, which the anti-gay Illinois Family Institute claims is an effort to "normalize homosexuality" and "present disordered family structures as normative."
“Whether that means there’s two moms at home, everyone’s home life is different, and we introduce the fact that we all have a diverse background, “ explained Whyte.
“If [my child] has questions, I’m happy to answer them, but I’m not sure it belongs in a classroom setting,” said parent Brooke Lyon.
If parents are uncomfortable with any lesson, they can pull their child can out of that class.
Source: CBS Chicago