Teacher Who Showed Masturbation Cartoon to 1st Graders Forced to Leave Amid Backlash
Teacher Justine Ang Font leaves post at elite school
A Sex education teacher at the elite “progressive” Dalton School in New York City has been forced to leave her post after parents expressed outrage after she showed a cartoon about masturbation to first graders.
Justine Ang Fonte used cartoons produced by the far-left Advocates for youth, part of the Amaze “educational” series.
In the cartoon, an adult woman and a young boy and girl talk about how they like to touch themselves.
“Hey, how come my penis gets big sometimes and points up in the air?” the little boy asked.
The adult woman informs the boy it is called an erection.
“Sometimes I touch my penis because it feels good,” the boy says.
“Sometimes, when I’m in my bath or when Mom puts me to bed, I like to touch my vulva too.”
The woman tells the children they should use correct names like penis and vulva instead of nicknames.
Fonte argued the word masturbation is not used, and the cartoon told children not to touch their “private parts” in public.
Jim Best, the headmaster of the school, defended Fonte:
“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,” Best said in a statement, which went on:
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.
The fallout still continues at the school, according to The New York Post:
Fonte is the third high-profile Dalton staffer to leave the school this year as the school struggles with a simmering conflict between the faculty and parents over its progressive agenda. Domonic Rollins, the school’s director of DEI, (“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”) left in February to “pursue other opportunities,” the school said at the time.
Best, Dalton’s headmaster for the past 3 years, who has been with the school a total of 16 years, announced in April he was resigning to pursue “other exciting and inspiring opportunities.”
One parent said Friday, she was not impressed with the school’s statement about Fonte. “This inability to admit a mistake or acknowledge misstep is strange,” she said. “It shows a real lack of emotional intelligence and self-awareness on behalf of the leadership team.”
A Dalton School spokesperson told TMZ:
“As part of Dalton’s comprehensive Health curriculum for students, a lesson on Gender & Bodies included two evidence-based and age-appropriate videos approved for students 4 years and older."
In May, Fonte also received backlash for a workshop at Columbia Grammar & Prep on “porn literacy.”
Neon Nettle reported:
The presentation included images of partially nude women (some in bondage), discussions on the “orgasm gaps” between straight and gay women, and popular search terms on pornographic websites like “stepmom” and “anal,” as well as "genres" of porn such as “barely legal.”
Parents of students at the elite private school say they are "shocked and mortified" that the sexually explicit class was added to the curriculum without their knowledge.
In 2015, Business Insider named the institution as one of the "9 most elite prep schools in New York City."