California Students Still Exposed to Concerning Sex Ed Even While Studying Virtually

Advertisement

The Capitol Resource Institute is warning that while California’s parents may feel at ease now that their students are learning virtually, the indoctrination is still going strong.

Last month, the Santa Barbara Unified School District voted 5-0 to approve using the curriculum “Teen Talk” with its 8th graders in order to comply with the California Healthy Youth Act, a 2015 state law which requires every public middle and high school in the state to meet highly controversial standards for sex ed that the abortion mill Planned Parenthood emphatically supported.

Capitol Research Institute explains:
Despite overwhelming parent opposition to “Teen Talk” and similar curricula, California school districts are compelled by state law to implement these types of programs. The California Healthy Youth Act mandates the state’s students to receive Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), once in middle school and once in high school. While it is not mandated, several districts are choosing to teach CSE in elementary school.
California state law does not require sex education curriculum to be approved by the school board prior to implementation. However some school district are seeking the boards approval.
Outraged parents can line up to make their voices heard all day long at school board meetings like the one in Santa Barbara, but in the end California law has the final say.
Until parents mobilize and strike down the California Healthy Youth Act, their only recourse at this juncture is to use their right to opt their children out of CSE instruction or exit the public school system altogether.
We echo this call to opt-out or get out of this dangerous indoctrination.
They explain that many districts are restricting parents’ rights thanks to a misinterpretation of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA). While some schools allow parents to opt-out of the CHYA curriculum, others allow for only a limited opt-out, or none whatsoever.
The pro-family organization advises parents to use a well-established opt-out provided for them through the California Education Code that was established in 2004.
California Education Code Section 51240 (a) states:
“If any part of a school’s instruction in health conflicts with the religious training and beliefs of a parent or guardian of a pupil, the pupil, upon written request of the parent or guardian, shall be excused from the part of the instruction that conflicts with the religious training and beliefs.”
And (b) states: ”For purposes of this section, ‘religious training and beliefs’ includes personal moral convictions.”
The CHYA (AB 329) is still part of “health” education, so Education Code (EC) 51240 still protects parents’ rights to decide what sort of sexual education they are exposed to at school–if any.
What’s more, Section 51938 of the Education Code protects parental rights “to excuse their child from all or part of comprehensive sex education, HIV prevention education, and assessments related to that education.”
Parents are able to have their children excused from such material by submitting “their request in writing to the school district.”
The Capitol Research Institute says that they have recently been hearing about students being given surveys by their schools from concerned parents. We have covered a few such surveys in the past that ask children highly inappropriate questions about sexuality, drugs, or self-harm.
The organization explains that “Under a federal law known as the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (20 U.S. Code § 1232h), schools must allow parents to opt their child out of any surveys that ask questions regarding the following topics:”
  • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent.

  • Mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family.

  • Sex behavior or attitudes.

  • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior.

  • Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships.

  • Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers.

  • Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent.

  • Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

Parents, know your rights, and take action! Here is the opt-out form for California parents, so please share far and wide to empower the Golden State’s parents to ensure their children are not being exposed to this dangerous ideology.

Of course, there’s never been a better time to consider a move to private or homeschool. Remember, our children are our nation’s future. It is our responsibility to ensure we are raising the next generation to have firm morals and healthy views on sex and sexuality. This is what our nation so desperately needs to return to the values of family, chivalry, and decency we once held so dear.

If you appreciate the work we are doing to fight the leftist assault on our values, please consider a small donation to help us continue. Thank you so much!

Sponsor