Parents want to be notified when children will be taught about sexual issues
Several hundred parents recently turned out at a Board of Education meeting in California to demand greater control over their children’s sex education curriculums, calling for notification and an opt-out option when their children are presented with sexually explicit content in public schools.
A meeting of the Chino Valley Board of Education was inundated with the parents late last week, according to a post at LifeNews written by President of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins. Video of the event posted to Facebook showed smiling parents holding up signs reading “Let Parents Decide” and “Support Parents’ Right to Decide” while filling a hallway.
According to the report, “Pastor Jack Hibbs with Calvary Chapel Chino Hills and about 40 other concerned citizens spoke in favor of a proposal to require the school district to notify parents when ‘comprehensive sexual education’, HIV prevention education, family life education, and even instances which may imperil their child’s physical/bodily privacy on school premises:”
The proposal complies with state law by granting parents the right to exclude their children from classes that teach them inappropriate sexual activity and impose an LGBT agenda on children. Parents are right to be concerned about sexual “health” curriculum in their schools that encourage children to explore certain graphic sexual acts with one another as young as 7th grade. The proposed policy would give parents ample time to shield their child from “comprehensive sexual education”. Let’s hope the Board of Education listens to the hundreds of parents who showed up and enact this sensible policy.
“What’s at stake is the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children, not the state,” Perkins writes. “When it comes to sensitive, controversial, or even inappropriate subject matter, parents — not bureaucrats, teachers, or any other government official — should have the final say in what their children will be exposed to.”
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