Why Are Fairfax County’s Public Schools Trying to Groom Our Kids?

Stephanie Lundquist-Arora | May 15, 2024

(Washington Examiner) — On May 9, Fairfax County’s school board held its regular meeting during which the board was scheduled to discuss the recommendations of its appointed Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee, or FLECAC.

Fairfax County’s school board members, however, skipped the vote on the committee’s recommended changes to Virginia’s largest school district’s sex education curriculum — and notably, not for the first time. The school board also refused to act last year when the leftist committee unanimously approved controversial recommendations during the 2022-23 school year shortly before a local election.

Before the November 2023 election, FLECAC advised Fairfax County’s 12 Democratic-endorsed school board members to consider changes to the sex education curriculum, to which the vast majority of parents objected. These recommendations included putting boys and girls together in sex education classes beginning in fourth grade, changing all terms “male/female” in the curriculum to “assigned male/female at birth” and gender identity instruction beginning in fourth grade.

In a survey meant to gauge the community’s reaction to these ridiculous recommendations, 84% of respondents objected. The district’s superintendent, Michelle Reid, responded to the survey at a public work session with dismissal. She said, “Honestly, the majority doesn’t always dictate, right?”

Nearly one year later, after its last 2023-2024 meeting in April, FLECAC submitted a new report requesting that school board members consider its recommendations from last year as well as a few new ones from this academic year.

One of the new recommendations is that children in fourth grade should be subjected to graphic descriptions and images of the genitalia and development of the opposite sex. The advisory committee, in a 9-6 vote, recommended the video “My Changing Life: Puberty for Girls and Boys.” The video contains information intended for both boys and girls about breast growth, menstruation, wet dreams, and erections.

Ultimately, FLECAC advises that our nine-year-olds learn about all of these mature and arguably age-inappropriate topics together in a shared-sex space. Most adults do not want to discuss topics such as nocturnal emissions and menstruation with the opposite sex. Why would we ask children to do this?