A parent-organized group from Southern California is holding a rally on March, 28 at the California state capitol to protest content of new educational materials that school administrators say fulfill the mandates of the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329).
The grassroots group called Informed Parents of California (IPOC) were “set off by the same thing that has upset many conservative and Christian parents around the state: California’s new comprehensive sex education curriculum.
IPOC has been exposing the content of the proposed Health Education Framework and has pulled together a list of questionable materials from the bill and proposed teaching materials like The Sexual Health Tool Kit (see pages C-36,37,38, 50,51).
Of particular concern from the proposed teaching material includes:
- ‘Healthy Me Wallet Card’ that informs children as young as 12 that they do not need to get permission from a parent to seek abortions or to have confidential AIDS testing. They will even refer your child to a free abortion clinic so that the minor’s “confidential” medical information does not show up on their parents’ insurance claim forms. This wallet card is a classroom handout—one of the many state-approved sex-ed resources for teachers.
The new Health Education Framework will be voted on by the State Board of Education at their May 8th/9th meeting. The IPOC is using the March 28th event at the capitol as an opportunity to draw state and national attention.
Location: California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street, South Steps
Date: March 28
Time: 10 a.m.
Instructional Quality Commission Meeting & opportunity to make public comment on the proposed Health Curriculum Framework to follow at 11:30 AM at 1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA.