NJ School District Vows to Stop Teaching Lessons Based on Gender Stereotypes
The West Milford Township School District agreed to stop giving students lessons based on gender stereotypes. This means that no longer will certain tests or homework that typically "girls don't perform well on" or "make boys bored" be assigned.
This decision came after The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint last year with the state Division on Civil Rights about the Spokane, Washington-based Gurian Institute for teacher training sessions.
According to NJ.com , the training materials distributed from those sessions included “stereotypes about what boys and girls are interested in” and recommended that teachers instruct students based on those stereotypes .
So as a result, the school district announced that they will not be allowing their teachers to use any of the learning tactics in their classrooms.