Issues with the Curriculum
• Introduces sexual behavior (anal, oral & vaginal sex) to children as young as 11 (6th grade)
• Presents mutual masturbation, bathing together and dry sex, as age appropriate ways for middle schoolers to express affection until they are ready for intercoursed sex
• Undermines the value of delaying sexual activity and makes it appear as if early initiation is peer normative
• Promotes a casual sex mindset and is attempting to shift the benchmark on what is considered age appropriate
• Students are informed that they have sexual & reproductive rights and may leave school, during school hours, without parent knowledge or consent and that the absence will be hidden from parents
• Encourages children to role play hypothetical sexual scenarios, which leave many students feeling embarrassed and exposed
• Students are given access to websites for additional information on human sexuality, including peer to peer sex advice and sex info texting websites – which can be accessed at school through district provided computers (contact us at RespectCultureToday@gmail.com for samples)
• Some websites contain sex erotica for kids in the form of “anonymous” questions, personal sexual experiences and videos
• Sexual harassment lessons harass children with inappropriate role playing, and details about sexual assault
• Promotes controversial opinions as facts, which are not scientifically supported
• Does not represent shared community values and is not culturally sensitive
How to Get Involved
There are a variety of ways to help build a Respect Culture. We recommend you establish healthy boundaries with your children and keep communication open. Get informed, sign the petition and follow us on Facebook. Next, build respectful relationships with teachers & principals in order to communicate your concern effectively. Reach out to school board members and state representatives, and hold them accountable as servants of the public.
Once you’ve had the opportunity to review the curriculum and related websites online, request a viewing at your child’s school site. Ask to see the entire curriculum, supplemental materials (contraceptive kit, condom demonstrator “Woody,” books, book markers, flyers or any other literature). Bring your phone & take pictures so you can remember content and communicate with staff respectfully.
Do some research on the organizations behind the curriculum and co-authors/sponsors of related laws (AB 329 & AB 2601). A quick over view can be found at SDSexEd.com.
*While teachers have had training, most administrators & support staff are not familiar with the organizations providing curriculum, have not read the curriculum and/or have visited all of the suggested websites.
Contact the school board members (https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-education) and encourage them to suspend this extreme, biased sexuality curriculum and locate an age appropriate one, that represents our shared community values.
Contact San Diego Assembly Member Dr. Shirley Weber (author of AB 329), share your concerns and ask her to restore parental rights.
The current state of the law (AB 329) has allowed extreme curriculum & biased organizations into schools. This is based on ASSUMED PARENTAL CONSENT, which requires NO PERMISSION from PARENTS. Minimally we need an AFFIRMATIVE PARENTAL CONSENT or OPT-IN, in order to hold school districts accountable.
Her Sacramento office can be reached at (916) 319-2079, local office (619) 531-7913 and website – https://a79.asmdc.org.
If you’d like us to come to your group to educate & equip parents or community members, please contact us at RespectCultureToday@gmail.com.
Our kids, our values! Sex/sexuality education should never be used to bring social change, our children’s whole health and well being are too important!
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Support us as we ask the State of California and San Diego Unified Board of Education to suspend harmful and extreme curriculum and replace it with one that represents our shared community values.
The state of California has a “passive” consent policy regarding sex education, meaning if a parent does nothing then your child will automatically receive the curriculum. In order to prevent that, you need to “opt” them out.