Here We Go: Sex-ed Teacher at $55,000-per-year New York City Private School Resigns After Angering Parents by Teaching First-graders About Masturbation and Telling Kids They Can’t Be Hugged ‘without Consent’

A teacher who showed first graders cartoons about masturbation during sex-ed classes at a $55,000-per-year New York City private school and told kids they can’t be hugged ‘without consent’ has resigned, it emerged Saturday.

Justine Ang Fonte will not return to Dalton School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side next year, according to an email from head of school, Jim Best.

The controversial classes sparked fury from parents, but Best’s email announcing Fonte’s resignation insisted the school still stood ‘firmly behind the program and those who teach it’.

In the message, sent to parents Friday and seen by the New York Post, Best wrote: ‘Throughout her tenure at Dalton, Justine Ang Fonte has helped to develop an exemplary K-12 Health and Wellness program.

‘Dalton — our faculty, staff, administration, and trustees — continue to stand firmly behind this program and those who teach it.

‘At faculty and staff meetings this week, Justine announced her decision to leave Dalton to focus on her work as an independent Health Educator. She has been working toward this goal for over a year. We support Justine’s aspirations and look forward to honoring her accomplishments as the academic year comes to a close.’

One Dalton parent reacted angrily to the statement, saying: ‘This inability to admit a mistake or acknowledge misstep is strange.’

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Source: Daily Mail