Supporters also suggested that dropping the curriculum is an overreaction because parents can opt their children out of taking it through a simple email or written note to the school. The site provides well-researched health information to teen boys and young men. Parent Venkat Kirishnamurthui told the board that if the proposed curriculum was judged as a movie, it would be rated R.
The board, which fielded responses from scores of parents throughout the meeting, came to the conclusion that they do not believe that the curriculum in question was compliant with state law. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
In springparents in the normally progressive Bay Area city of Fremont, California, started a campaign to get a book removed from the 9 th grade curriculum for the five district high schools, arguing it was inappropriate for their 13 and year olds.
They also appear to be more comfortable showing skin. Installation of the new steel bridge began this week after a historic preservation battle that lasted more than six years. The board did decide to create a task force to craft curriculum that would be compliant for students in fourth through sixth grades.
Despite small variations in viewpoint, the crowd of parents cheered together when they heard the term "age-inappropriate" and said, most critically, that this was a fight for their children. But it is precisely because kids have curious minds that they should be taught about sex by trained professionals, said Yasi Safinya-Davies, executive director of Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments, or SAVEa Fremont-based nonprofit that provides support to victims of domestic violence.
Parent Taft Ding said he worried about language in the curriculum telling fourth graders they get to decide who they are -- echoing the concerns some parents had about lessons on transgender identity. One girl, a survivor of sexual assault and a district alum, said the 3Rs curriculum was critical to protecting people and informing abusers that their behavior is illegal.
Here are the three main points to remember:. Sweeney also took issue with the roll-out of the proposed sex education curriculum, which was presented to the board as an informational item in December, but not put to a vote.
Back to Article. In the age of Innocence vs. By the end of 12th grade , students should know how to communicate decisions about whether and when to engage in sexual behaviors and understand why using tricks, threats or coercion in a relationship is wrong. Always free.
Debate Roils Bay Area Community. Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood has easy to use chat and text sex education programs that allow young people to chat in realtime with a Planned Parenthood staffer about everything from STD to morning-after pill question.