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• In Stephens County, Georgia, parents were shocked to discover that their fourteen- and fifteen-year-old daughters had been driven to a birth control clinic by a public school staff member without their knowledge. The county clinic administered AIDS tests and Pap smears to girls and gave them birth control pills and condoms. The school denied parents access to test results and defended its actions on grounds that counselor believed that she was doing what was best for girls.
• The Pacific Justice Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of parents against Novato [California] Unified School District for authorizing pro‑homosexual presentations without any prior notice or consent. According to Pacific Justice Institute Press Release, “The presentations entitled “Cootie Shots,” exposed elementary school children as young as seven years old with skits containing gay and lesbian overtures. The presentations were followed by question and answer sessions about what constitutes ‘normal’ families and acceptance of those who choose homosexual lifestyle.” 6 (see Notes in "Public Schools, Public Menace")
• Carol (last name withheld for privacy), a schoolteacher, couldn’t believe what she was being asked to teach in her sex education class. The curriculum forced her to show second-graders pictures of nude boys and girls and ask them to name body parts. School authorities told Carol and her fellow elementary school teachers that there were no absolute moral rules, so she shouldn’t be concerned about what she had to teach children.
Parents, it might be advisable if you periodically asked your children if their school is giving them sex-education classes and what school is teaching in these classes.
If these classes force your children to sit through shocking, obnoxious, or embarrassing sex-education material, you can do something about it. Many states have Parent Notification laws that allow you to demand that school "opt-out" (withdraw) your children from these classes. You can find more information about this important issue in "Public Schools, Public Menace."
Joel Turtel is the author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children." Website: www.mykidsdeservebetter.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 718-447-7348. www.mykidsdeservebetter.com