Schools Are Teaching That Boys Wear Dresses

( )- The National File reported this week that a school district in Delaware is offering a trans-centered book as part of its K-3 curriculum.

The book, “Jacob’s New Dress” chronicles the story of a boy who wanted to wear dresses to school. Parents from the Haverford school district in Delaware had notified The National File that the book was being offered to students in five elementary schools in the district.

So while critics of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law claim that schools aren’t teaching this kind of material to young children and Florida’s law is fighting against a “straw man,” schools are offering this kind of material to young children.

At a 2019 Haverford School Board meeting, the co-chair of the district’s Social Emotional Learning program argued that “Jacob’s New Dress” was being used in grades two and three to “break down some stereotypes of what it means to be a boy or a girl.”

Several parents from the district, however, told the National File that they object to the book being used. The parents argued that they did not want the school forcing their children to be indoctrinated in this way. Parents have contacted the school district to demand that the book be removed.

Social-Emotional Learning is a curriculum that employs social ideology on race and gender. It is seen by critics as a gateway to incorporating Critical Race Theory into public schools.

According to the National File, several states and school districts around the country are using Social-Emotional Learning in their curriculum. Six states, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Ohio, Connecticut, Vermont, and Maryland, are using Social-Emotional Learning in both preschool and early elementary education while nine other states have adopted it for grades K through 12.

Given the broad public support for Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, Republican-led legislatures throughout the United States would be wise to follow Florida’s lead and bar this radical indoctrination disguised as “education” from being used on young children.