Increasing opposition to gender ideology taught to young people is the driving force to remove and rewrite health guidelines in schools.
New Zealand’s tri-party coalition government has agreed to overhaul the existing gender, sexuality, and relationship guidelines in schools, aiming to shift the focus towards academic achievement rather than ideology.
This decision will include the removal and replacement of the relationships and sexuality-based guidelines.
This agreement has gained a mix of support and criticism from various sectors, including parents, educators, members of the LGBTQ community, and advocacy groups.
Support for the decision comes from Resist Gender Education (RGE), a group advocating for factual and age-appropriate education.
RGE argues that the current Relationships and Sexuality Education Guide (RSE Guide) is scientifically inaccurate, promotes an ideology not held by a majority of parents and caregivers, and is not age-appropriate in places.
There is also concern that certain concepts being taught, such as the spectrum of sex and the fluidity of gender identity, are more ideological than factual and potentially confusing for young students, and can promote body…
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