A Northern California sex education class that’s teaching students they’re old enough to engage in sexual relations and experiment in gender reclassification has parents mad as hell.
Throwing gasoline on the fire, the Lafayette, Calif. Acalanes High School sex ed class isn’t taught by state-licensed educators — it’s conducted by Planned Parenthood representatives and was given without parental consent or even their prior knowledge, according to Fox News.
“[Parents] are very concerned,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, told Fox. “Planned Parenthood is not exactly the best when it comes to putting young people first. They get more grants from the promiscuity of children. The material they have provided was material that mirrored their agenda.”
It was the parents of ninth-graders at Acalanes that started raising questions after their children told them one instructor threw a model of female reproductive organs at one student and that many felt the sessions were pressuring them to have sex.
Included in the materials provided to students were documents and worksheets that included a checklist entitled, “Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?” in which the 13 and 14-year-old students are asked questions such as if they have water-based lubricants and condoms and if they could handle a possible infection or pregnancy. Another worksheet reads like a how-to on obtaining consent from a possible sexual partner and offers possible statements like “Do you want to go back to my place?” and “Is it OK if I take my pants off?”
“Some of the kids were distracted because it was divergent from what they were taught at home,” Dacus told FoxNews.com.
Fox News reported:
Parents in the district have started a petition that has garnered over 100 signatures and have asked that AHS provide a sex ed preview course offered live to parents by the same person who teaches the kids, prior to their taking the course, to give parents the full disclosure and knowledge necessary to make an informed decision regarding their child’s participation. So far, the school has not responded to their requests. They are also asking for the school system to develop and implement their own curriculum.
The Pacific Justice Institute has warned Acalanes Union High School District it may be in violation of the law.
“We have not seen any documentation to indicate that distribution of the surveys complied with either Federal law of the California Education Code as to parental notification,” reads a section of PJI’s letter.
Both federal and California law mandate written parental consent before a student is required to participate in surveys, analysis, or evaluations.
“Notably, the law does not merely require notice; it requires specific parental permission for this type of survey to be administered,” reads the institute’s letter to the school.
A public district meeting on this matter is scheduled for Wednesday evening.