Why is the State of California legislating sex education in public schools?
After an 8 Hour board meeting, OCDE Attorney Ron Wenkart announced that he will be retiring after 35 years of service. He then moved on to the discussion of California's Healthy Youth Act concluding that the law was specifically written so that parents of public school children can not OPT OUT of instruction in gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation or they will be breaking State law.
The April 11, 2018 OCDE Board Meeting started at 10:00 with a packed room of parents, grandparents, and health advocates all speaking out against "Teen Talk"; one of five curriculums that have been approved by ASHWG (Adolesecent Sexual Health Work Group) as being in compliance with California's new law "The California Healthy Youth Act", and recommended by OCDE to local districts.
Speakers read unbelievable lessons from Teen Talk that illustrated that much of the material was neither age appropriate, nor medically accurate. Teen Talk encourages young girls (middle school age 12) to engage in anal sex as a way to prevent teen pregnancy.
A representative from the Red Cross spoke against Teen Talks promotion of anal sex, citing the medical inaccuracy of Teen Talks representation that the use of condoms when engaged in anal sex prevents the transmission of HIV/Aids.
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control):
Why is the State of California legislating such a controversial curriculum with no ability for parents to OPT OUT?
Comprehensive Sexual Health is a national curriculum that was initiated by Planned Parenthood in 2010 (Planned Parenthood Program Model) in coordination with PFLAG, a national organization formally known as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. It started as a movement to prevent bullying and to make schools more inclusive and tolerant of kids who may not identify themselves as a boy or a girl.
While the intention may have been good, the result is tragic for parent rights. California is the only state in the nation that does not allow parents to OPT OUT of this instruction.
Why are Political Activists Writing Curriculum for California Public Schools?
This curriculum was not developed like normal curriculum. This law was authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber and sponsored by the ACLU of California, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Equality California, Forward Together and Planned Parent Affiliates of California.
OCDE Board of Trustee Ken L Williams asked that this item be brought back before the Board for further discussion at the beginning of the meeting, rather than as the last item of a long day. Trustee Linda Lindholm second that motion.
Trustee Ken L Williiams recognized that the people he represented would not put up with the State of California mandating participation in a controversial curriculum with no parental OPT OUT.
After waiting 8 hours to address the Board, I reminded them that California was once the number one public education system in the world, and it has dropped to 44th in the nation. Under Local Control instruction in core educational subjects that align with California Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks is now a "recommendation" not a "requirement". I asked pointed out that under California law the only mandated education is now 200 minutes of PE every ten days and as a result of this new law, instruction in gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
The Board audio is a must listen for every parent when it becomes available.
Parents should be aware that AB 329 Pupil Instruction: Sexual Health Education will be taught in every grade K-12.
Parents should also be aware of the fact that CUSD staff has already been using surveys to collect personally identifiable data on the social - emotional- sexual - and health of students in all grades. CUSD has an Application to Conduct Research that provides this data to anyone (including for-profit companies) that ask in exchange for grant funds. CUSD has been engaged in this exchange for over five years now. CUSD made instruction in CCP and Health a graduation requirement to ensure 100% participation in this data mining. The State Legislature, with this law, is giving Planned Parent Hood the data of million students by mandating 100% participation in Comprehensive Sexual Health Education.
This is just wrong on so many levels.
For Information on FERPA loophole see: http://disclosurecusd.blogspot.com/2016/05/up-date-to-post-dated-may-1st-obamas.html
CUSD's "Application to Conduct Research" where they sell that data to any interested party. http://capousd.ca.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1479030789577
CUSD's Dashboard (Unique to CUSD) page 7 of 35 http://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1218998819331/1218998864154/453811100872643902.pdf
Proof that Surveys are being given to elementary school children.