One of the most important duties of parents is to protect their children from harmful sexual values and behaviors. Yet many public schools force potentially harmful, sometimes shockingly explicit, sex education on their students.
Most of the time, parents have no control over the content of these classes. Occasionally, a group of parents will learn about a particularly objectionable sex education class and protest to the school board or local school board. The course may be dropped only to be replaced with another course that also teaches objectionable material.
The school authorities’ cavalier attitude toward parents on this issue demonstrates their parental bias and disregard for parents’ rights to control the values instilled in their children.
Many school boards insist that children need comprehensive sex education from kindergarten through high school. They believe that parents cannot be trusted because they have shameful feelings about sex or have “outdated” moral or sexual values. School authorities, who claim they know best about sex education, occupy the role of parents, ostensibly for the children’s benefit. In doing so, they disregard the rights, values and common sense of the parents.
Many sex education courses indoctrinate children in sexual values that can cause them irreparable harm. For example, these courses often promote the notion that most sexual behaviors are acceptable, including adultery, homosexuality, masturbation, and premarital sex.
The sex ed teacher simply tells the children to “be careful” or use “common sense” when engaging in these behaviors. Like we can count on teens with hormones raging to be cautious or use their common sense. The rising teenage pregnancy rate in this country belies this notion.
Horror stories about sex education classes and blatant violations of parental rights come from across the country. Here are just four of those stories:
o On March 19, 1996, a public school in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania had 59 sixth-grade girls undergo genital exams as part of a routine physical exam. The school did not require parental consent. During the exam, school officials blocked the exit doors and refused to let the crying and pleading young girls call their parents.
o In Stephens County, Georgia, parents were shocked to discover their 14- and 15-year-old daughters had been driven to a birth control center by a public school worker without their knowledge. The county hospital gave the girls AIDS tests and Pap smears, and gave them birth control pills and condoms. The school denied parents access to the test results and defended its actions on the grounds that the counselor believed she was doing what was best for the girls.
o The Pacific Justice Institute filed a lawsuit against the Novato on behalf of the parents [California] Unified School District for approving pro-gay presentations without prior notice or consent. According to the Pacific Justice Institute press release, “The presentations, titled ‘Cootie Shots’, featured elementary school children as young as seven with skits that included gay and lesbian overtures’ families and acceptance of those who choose the homosexual lifestyle.” 6 ( see notes in “Public Schools, Public Menace”)
o Carol (last name not included for privacy reasons), a school teacher, couldn’t believe what to teach in her sex education class. The curriculum forced her to show second graders pictures of naked boys and girls and ask them to name body parts. The school authorities told Carol and her fellow elementary school teachers that there were no absolute moral rules, so she shouldn’t worry about what to teach the children.
Parents, it might be wise to ask your children regularly if their school gives them sex education classes and what the school teaches in those classes.
If these classes force your children to go through shocking, offensive, or embarrassing educational material, you can do something about it. Many states have parent notification laws that allow you to request the school to “deregister” (remove) your children from these classes. For more information on this important topic, see Public Schools, Public Menace.
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