AB 329 California Healthy Youth Act (Sex Education) For DUMMY's Part 2

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California Approved Curriculums

ASHWG Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group

Approved Middle School Curriculums

FLASH ($49/year/teacher + $89 - $99 per binder) by Seattle & King County Department of Public Health 

TEEN TALK ($145- $215) by Health Connected

POSITIVE PREVENTION PLUS ($279) by Kim Robert Clark, DrPH, MPH and Christine Janet Ridley, RN, MEd

RIGHTS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY  (FREE) by Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW, Eva S. Goldfarb, PhD, Nora Gelperin M.Ed

MAKING PROUD CHOICES - CA Edition ($648) by Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN, John B. Jemmott III, PhD, Konstance A. McCaffree, PhD, CSE, Pammala Wilson, MSW

Approved High School Curriculums

FLASH ($49/year/teacher + $89 - $99 per binder) by Seattle & King County Department of Public Health 

TEEN TALK ($145- $215) by Health Connected

POSITIVE PREVENTION PLUS ($279) by Kim Robert Clark, DrPH, MPH and Christine Janet Ridley, RN, MEd

RIGHTS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY  (FREE) by Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD, MSW, Eva S. Goldfarb, PhD, Nora Gelperin M.Ed

MAKING PROUD CHOICES - CA Edition ($648) by Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN, FAAN, John B. Jemmott III, PhD, Konstance A. McCaffree, PhD, CSE, Pammala Wilson, MSW

BE REAL. BE READY (FREE) Adolescent Health Work Group (AHWG), Adolescent Health Education Collaborative (AHEC), for San Francisco Unified School District

CUSDWatch Comment

Teaching Gender CONFUSION

So Sad - our publics schools are teaching our children to accept everything and question nothing.


"Fisting" and "Blood Play"

"Fisting" and "Blood Play" are now being taught in CA public high schools as part of the AB 329 State mandated Sex Ed curriculums.


"Deeper Manual Sex" aka "Fisting"




CUSDWatch Comment

The approved curriculums for Comprehensive Sexual Health Education were presented to the County Board of Education on April 11, 2018. Members of the Public took turns reading instructional materials to the Board and pointed out information that was not medically accurate or age appropriate. 

Here is a link to the Board meeting Agenda- Minutes and Audio. Look at what it says regarding the Audio

"Caution: Language is highly graphic and may be inappropriate for minors". 

So why is it being taught in K-12?




"Body Fluid" or "Blood Play"


Promoting Vegetables as Sex Toys



Gender Fluidity

CUSDWatch Comment

AB 329 only madates instruction in grades 7-12. So why is the instruction being taught in grades pre-K - 6th?

People Guess Who is White In a Group of Strangers. 

CUSDWatch Comment

Up is down, down is up. In addition to gender fluidity, race is also fluid.




Gender Identity Lesson for Kindergartners? 

Transgender Reveal Debate Rocklin Gateway Academy 

Discussion: What is the right age to begin discussions of Gender Identity.

UCLA Study reveals that more than 1/4 of California students between the ages of 12 - 17 now identify themselves as gender non-conforming. 

20.8% identify themselves as Androgynous.

6.2% identify as Highly Gender Nonconforming

UCLA Study Age of Individuals who identify as Transgender in the United States

The number of adults that identify as transgender (gender does not match the sex they were assigned at birth) has doubled in the last 10 years from 0.3% to 0.6%. 

CUSDWatch Comment

It appears that less than 1% of the population is "born" transgender. In a flawed attempt to teach tolerance for a very small minority of the population, California has succeeded in confusing 26% of children 12-17 years of age who now identify themselves as gender non-conforming. 

Reseach has shown that transgender and gender non-conforming teens have more physical health issues, engage in more risky behaviors and have greater long-term mental health issues.

So why does California want to encourage gender confusion? 

Shouldn't parents have the right to protect children from instruction that could increase the likelyhood that they will engage in risky behaviors which may result in physical and mental health issues? 

This debate should have happened before AB 329 was ever passed into law.  

Teaching 4th and 5th grade girls about their G Spots 


"Some of us start masterbating when we're children and continue to do so all of our lives."


"Having fantasies about sex and masterbating are against some people's religious or moral beliefs, however, Personally, we think masturbation is good for you."


How Many Genders Are There?


Drag Queen Story Hour 

"Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real."


Grooming the next generation 

The Houston Public Library admitted that one of its"Drag Queen Storytime storytellers was a registered sex offernder. 

 The Gender Bread Person


Gender Identity

Gender Expression

Biological Sex

Sexual Orientation


Parents can Opt Out of "Comprehensive Sexual Health Education"

Parents can Opt Out of "Comprehensive Sexual Health Education" which is defined as instruction "regarding human development and sexuality, including education on pregnancy, contrception, and sexually transmitted infections". 51931(b)

Parents cannot OPT OUT of Instruction on Gender Identity

You cannnot OPT OUT of "instruction", materials, presentations, or programming that discuss gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, relationships, or family and do not discuss reproductive organs." Ed Code 51932(b)

CUSDWatch Comment

When instruction embeds graphic sexual content into topics related to gender, bullying and sexual orientation, a parent cannot OPT their child OUT of the instruction.

The problem is the text books on these subjects (which are now embeded in all subject areas) contain the content that many parents feel is not "age appropriate" or "medically accurate". Textbooks are being rewritten to embed gender identity into all subjects...  science, history, english, social studies and on and on.

The text books and curriculums that are now being approved are not in compliance with the law because they show descriptions or illustrations of human reproductive organs, and teach stdents how to engage in varying sexual activity which violate the spirit of the law regarding parental rights to OPT OUT (Ed Code 51932)

This "political movement" is not about promoting healthy lifestyles for children. The approved curriculums are not "medically accurate" nor are they "age appropriate". Many of the instructional materials provide instruction that encourages and teaches students how to engage in risky behaviors that can actually harm them. 


Oange County Department of Education Legal Department Interperts the OPT OUT

OCDE Legal Memo re: OPT OUT of California Healthy Youth Act

Memo March 29, 2018 

CUSDWatch Comment

Why is OCDE just discussing AB 329 two years after the law went into effect? I attended the April 11, 2018 OCDE Board of Trustees meeting and that Board had never heard of AB 329 before. It appears that the OCDE Superintendent AL Mujares started the implementation of AB 329 on his own, without Board approval. Come to find out, the Superintendent is an elected official. He does not work under the direction of the Board of Trustees, and as such does not need Board approval to act. So what is the point of having a Board of Trustees at OCDE? As an example of how bad legislation is enacted without Board approval see: CUSD to Join California's War on Charter Schools.

Note: CUSD approved it's Pilot for Teen Talk on December 14, 2016. The Instructional Review Committee had never seen the curriculum, and no supporting documentation was in the Agenda Item. No Public review at all.


In Summary, the California Healthy Youth Act does not allow a parent to excuse their child from instruction that discusses gender, gender identity, gender expression,and sexual orientation, when the disucussion does not discuss reproductive organs and their functions. In addition, the courts have held that parents do not have the constitutional right to override the determinations of the state legislature or the school district as to what information their children will be provided in the public school classroom.

CUSDWatch Comment

Maybe it is time to defund Public Education at the State Level and go back to smaller "locally funded" districts where the People will have a say in what their children are being taught.


The California Legislative Process is Broken

CUSDWatch Comment

In Orange County we elect both the Orange County Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Orange County Department of Education Board of Trustees. As such, the Board has no real authority over the Superintendents actions. 

Statutory Functions of County Boards of Education & County Superintendents of Schools.


"The county superintendent and the county board of education have separate duties and responsibilities. This is true whether the superintendent is separately elected, as in most counties, or appointed by the board, as in a few counties.

County superintendents of schools are established pursuant to Section 3, Article IX of the California Constitution and are considered county officers (similar to a sheriff, district attorney, or clerk). (Gov. Code § 24000.) County boards of education are established by Education Code section 1000. The interaction between the county board and superintendent is entirely distinct from the relationship of a school district governing board and its employed superintendent.

The county superintendent works directly with the school districts in the county to provide support and guidance for their operations. Policy determinations regarding school districts are made by the superintendent and the local school boards. The county board of education does not have a role in determining the policies of local school districts.

A wide variety of practices and policies have developed in the different counties to enable the county board and county superintendent to work cooperatively. In those counties where both offices are duly elected, each is directly accountable to the electorate. Open communication and mutual sharing of information facilitate the respective functions of the county superintendent and the board."


Parents Voices Were Heard

A Very Small Victory

CDE California Department of Education

On May 8, 2019, the State Board of Education took action to adopt the Health Education Framework with the revisions of removing the following resources:

  • My Princess Boy
  • Who Are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender Identity
  • Changing You!: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality
  • The What's Happening to My Body?: Book for Boys
  • The What’s Happening to My Body?: Book for Girls
  • S.E.X: The All You Need to Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

These changes will be made to the final, published version of the 2019 Health Education Framework, which will be posted and published in Fall 2019.

Part 3 of Comprehensive Sexual Health for Dummy's will illustrate how bad laws are passed and implemented before the public is aware of what is in the law. It is very hard for parents to unring a bell.