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Recent legislation in California now requires that a new brand of sex ed be taught in our schools: Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). The name sounds good, but we believe that many parents (once they learn what most CSE curricula include) will be opposed to the curriculum that is either being considered or currently being taught in their school districts. So, what can you do?
1) WAKE UP to what is happening in your school district. Ask your principle what their plan is going to be.
2) STEP UP and share what you know with others. Become involved in the curriculum-selection process if possible. Organize friends and neighbors if the curriculum chosen in your district is unacceptable.
3) SPEAK UP at school board meetings and on social media to help parents understand what is happening and what can be done to make things better.
We have tried our best to practice what we preach, to inform and educate people about Comprehensive Sex Ed issues through articles posted on this site and to our Facebook page. We have participated on curriculum review committees. And, we have searched for CHYA-compliant curricula that would not offend the families who strive to teach their children the values of abstinence and fidelity. We found many that came close, but none were fully compliant.
Consequently, UP Co-founder, Skip Hellewell, headed up a committee of subject experts to create one. For the best part of 2019, he has worked tirelessly to create a curriculum that we believe complies with AB 329 and provides educators (and parents) with valuable tools to discuss these very important subjects.
This is hot off the press (as of 9/30/19) — in fact, it’s still in Beta form. But, we realize that many districts are feeling the pressure to choose something ASAP! So, if your district is still looking for a compliant curriculum, perhaps this is one way you can STEP UP! Share what you know with your trustees and share this curriculum with them as a possibility for your district.
We invite you to JOIN "UP" in an effort to get informed, spread the word, and make a difference. And, wherever possible, we invite you to start your own United Parents group. Contact us for more information.
Disclaimer: Although we are beginning to share our logo with many new United Parents groups in California, we each operate independently and are alone responsible for the content found on our websites and social media platforms.
We’ve created a PowerPoint that illustrates: 1) What CHYA is, 2) How it became law, 3) The intention of this law, 4) Samples of “approved” curricula and resources, and 5) What parents can do. This is a great resource/tool to use to educate friends and neighbors about CHYA. Please consider holding your own Townhall or Cottage Meeting to educate parents about what their children may be learning in school and feel free to use any resources you find on this site.