The Concerned Parents attended the Austin ISD board meeting on October 29 to address two key issues to the school Board: 1) sex ed curricula that is inconsistent with settled science regarding biological sex; and 2) sex ed lessons on "what is abstinence" that violate Texas education code.
Regarding the first point, the current and proposed sexual education uses the terms "person with a vagina" and "person with a penis" rather than male and female. This is despite the fact that, biologically, males have male genitalia and females have female genitalia. The terms male and female were only recently redefined by social activists, and this is now being integrated into academic curricula, despite being inaccurate, confusing, and non-scientific. The fact is that all people will always be, biologically speaking, the sex of their birth, just by nature of their genes, and transgenderism is a disorder whereby a person cannot accept their biological sex. So why are children being indoctrinated into unscientific gender theory? Academics should not be decided by special interest groups.
As to the second point, we presented a lesson currently being taught in grades six called "Is this Abstinence?" It is part of the Big Decisions comprehensive sex ed curriculum.
The activity instructions for this lesson has the facilitator cut up 20 squares of paper to be given to the students who then discuss and decide which activities represent abstinence and which ones do not. The squares describe various activities including “oral sex (mouth to genitals)” and "anal sex (penis to anus).” Not only is the information given to students, it is given to sixth grade students — eleven-year-olds. Not only is it presented to them, they have to discuss the activities among themselves. Mouth to genitals? Penis to anus? Since it is forbidden to limit conversation about anything sexual as long as no one makes fun of somebody, these little children can talk about putting a mouth on a penis or a vagina, or sticking a penis in an anus or a vagina. If an audio recording was made of them talking about putting mouths on genitals and putting a penis in an anus, it could be punishable as child pornography. As it is, exposing children to those activities and forcing them them to talk about them is child sexual abuse.
At the meeting, Board member Ann Teich was asked by Superintendent Cruz if the information above was given to students. Instead of asking Ms. Ayala who was still at the meeting, Mrs. Teich made the statement that because the material was for the facilitator, the information was not given to students, and that this needed to be clarified for the public. To clarify for the Board, the information is given TO students BY the facilitator in sixth grade and grades nine-through-twelve.
Sadly (but not surprisingly), “the public” was misinformed again.