The June 6th AISD SHAC meeting was well attended by parents and community members both for and against the introduction of comprehensive sex education starting in kindergarten. This was despite the fact that the SHAC did not publicly communicate via its Facebook page that the sex ed curriculum would be discussed or voted on. This is interesting because instead they announced they would be discussing Youth Services Mapping, despite knowing that sex ed is a hot button topic and many are interested. Hmm, it seems they did not want community participation on this issue. But they got it! Many people showed up and the comments were streamed live on the Texas Values Facebook page. Videos here.
Here are the highlights of the meeting.
When it came to public commentary, three petitions were presented to the SHAC.
Many people from the community came out to speak during the public comment time at the end of the meeting, including:
In the end, it seemed that the sex ed recommendation by the SHAC was a done deal from the beginning. Despite ourselves and other parents having voice opposition to this curriculum over the past year, including discussing its basis in fraudulent and abusive Kinsey “science”, no changes have been made and the SHAC adopted the 3R’s scope and sequence verbatim. It is also amazing that more than a year after the SHAC initially voted to approve the use of the 3Rs as a resource, not a single lesson has been written?
Regarding the May 23rd focus group, many parents who were in attendance noted that their comments and questions went unanswered and apparently were not included in the SHAC’s considerations. There are a number of issues here: lack of transparency in the process, lack of consideration of parent concerns, lack of communication with parents regarding the content or proposed content of the sex education, many of the “informed parents’ were invited to the focus group, but dissenting parents who had given comments to the SHAC were not invited – why?, no presence and input from minority-majority campuses. It seems that the SHAC is intent on passing through this curriculum regardless of any concerns and without full stakeholder input and involvement. Why?
Parents around the country are rejecting this very same curriculum because it is extreme, it is graphic, it is politically biased, and it has an agenda of sexualizing our children and promoting early sexual activity, LGBT experimentation, contraception use, and abortion.
See our review of the 3R’s curriculum here.