NJ Assemblyman Introduces Bill to Repeal Sex Ed School Standards


Ocean County Assemblyman Alex Sauickie introduced the latest bill to repeal Gov. Phil Murphy’s approved sex-ed curriculum.

Since it was introduced as passed law in New Jersey, there have been ongoing calls for revisions, repeals and more with religious and moral concerns among the reasons cited by many GOP lawmakers.

In April, there was a contested debate between South Jersey State Sen. Michael Testa (R-3) and Acting Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan. over allegedly inappropriate videos that are part of new sex education standards and curricula that will be taught to schoolchildren.

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Illustration Getty Images/Townsquare Media

In May, a bill was drafted to ensure transparency to anyone interested wanting more clarity and information on what’s going on with the sex ed curriculum changes, but the legislation that Monmouth County Assemblyman Vicky Flynn and others explained had some flaws .

In July, Senate Minority Leader State Sen. Steve Oroho (right) raised a red flag on the idea that school districts would be punished if they failed to comply with New Jersey sex education standards.

In August, State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R) and State Senator Holly Schepisi (R) raised their concerns during a virtual hearing on the content of what is proposed to be taught in schools as well as on standards that lack transparency and parental consent.

In September, South Jersey State Senator Ed Durr (right) introduced a bill this would prevent gender reassignment surgeries in children.

The Statehouse in Trenton. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)

The Statehouse in Trenton. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)

Now, Ocean County Assemblyman Alex Sauickie has introduced a new bill in an effort to repeal the state’s sex-ed curriculum passed in June 2020 which he says includes topics “such as gender identity and oral and anal sex for K-12 students”.


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Congressman Sauickie added that his bill (A4801) “would override these standards and prohibit the state board from imposing similar curriculum requirements. New health education curriculum standards would be adopted by local school boards within 180 days of the bill’s enactment. “

The bill would also create Parent Advisory Committees in each school district that would be open to the public and the bill would also remove “requires the state Department of Education to provide sample learning activities, resources, or materials to local school districts on topics related to health and physical education.”

Its legislation was referred to the Assembly’s Education Committee.

Here is the statement on the new bill from Ocean County Assemblyman Alex Sauickie:

“Irresponsible bureaucrats creating inappropriate learning standards and imposing their curriculum on children and schools is an attack on common sense, our local educators and the domestic regime. This bill aims to shift power to the local level so that parents, teachers and school boards work together to develop a transparent, age-appropriate health and education program.

State officials have threatened school districts that fail to teach their appalling lesson plans. They aim to divide parents and children, schools and communities. I promise to put an end to it.

This measure is the opposite of a one-size-fits-all curriculum mandate, and it requires more transparency in the process. Community members are invested in the success of schools and students and should be given the opportunity to get involved.

“Some lesson plans that may be tied to state standards are downright X-rated material. age. We must put children and their educational and health needs ahead of political activists who have other priorities. Let children be children.

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