By DAVID BOYLE
The Anchorage School District’s policy states parents may opt their child out of sex education and that the curriculum is to be sent out to you two weeks before the class is taught.
Yet a parent notified Must Read Alaska that she had opted her children out of sex education, and they still ended up attending a class.
Another parent notified Must Read Alaska that students at Dimond High School are being subjected to what many would consider sexual grooming in its sex education classes. The students were paired up boy-with-girl to ask each other very intimate sexual questions. The teacher teaches this course to grades 9-12.
The boy-girl pairs were to pretend these were speed-dating questions. These questions didn’t ask speed-date questions like what you like to do for fun, what’s your favorite movie, or where do you want to go in your life,
These were questions included: “How do I use a female condom?”; “Does the size of a guy’s foot really predict his penis size?” “How can I prevent premature ejaculation?” “What does popping the cherry mean?” “What is cunnilingus?”
There are many more even sordid questions most would never think about asking another student.
This particular teacher even shows dildos in the classroom. Is this what Anchorage taxpayers are paying for?
It may be somewhat “educational”, but many parents would question if it is appropriate.
Parents need to ask for the “course syllabus” in their student’s sex-ed classes so they can opt their student out of these classes. Ask to see the lesson plan.
Parents, keep an eye on your students and ask them to bring sex education materials home for your review.
The Dimond High School students were admonished that there should be no pictures taken in the classroom, but some pictures have made their way into social media. The Dimond High School administrators had to do something.
The Dimond High School assistant principal sent out an email to staff stating that the above content was well within curricular expectations and expectations outlined in the course syllabus.
This is one more example of the sexual grooming of our students.
Parents and students have the legal right to opt out of sex education classes per AS 14.03.016. The ASD has even put this state law into its guidelines for teachers and administrators. These state that the district must notify parents of not less than two weeks prior to the teaching and presentation of sex education, human reproductive education and human sexuality education and provide for the objection to and withdrawal of a student from such activities.
Parents, you have the power and the right to determine if your child should be subject to this. You can reach the Anchorage School Board at the email address: [email protected]
Superintendent Jharrett Bryantt can be reached at: [email protected]sdk12.org.
David Boyle is the education writer for Must Read Alaska.