Taxpayers are funding the public school system. This is one of the programs that is being funded by you. It’s called The FLASH curriculum originated in King County, WA, and was written by Elizabeth “Beth” Reis According to her “LinkedIn” page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-reis-0715077), she is also affiliated with Safe Schools Coalition (http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/) a public-private partnership in support of “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender queer and questioning youth”, whose member organizations include: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/about_us.html#OurMemberOrganizations and is well-known for her activism toward gay marriage in Washington State.
According to http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Beth-Reis/5825114, she is co-chair of Safe Schools Coalition. (She was formerly employed by Planned Parenthood.) Falling under the somewhat interesting title of “Family Life and Sexual Health,” it starts at the 4th grade level, covering sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, includes adult definitions of various parts of the body and how they work, and defines “gender roles,” in addition to “self-esteem”.
As a note to the parents, the introduction to the curriculum states: “Sexuality education is a lifelong process of acquiring information and forming attitudes, beliefs, and values about identity, relationships, and intimacy. It encompasses sexual development, reproductive health, interpersonal relationships, affection, intimacy, body image, and gender roles.” (Scroll down on that page for some interesting topics.)
An overview of some of the curriculum is posted on the King County website.
Sample lessons can be seen here: www.etr.org/flash/about-flash/sample-lessons/, and although the paragraphs offered seem rather innocuous, if you click into the links, and then the links on the documents that come up, you will begin to see why many parents are concerned. For instance, take a look at Reproductive System, Day 2 – for 4th graders .
Under the section Middle School, here is a sample of what is taught: http://www.etr.org/flash/f/middle-school/facts-about-stds/
For a sample of what high school students learn, click on High School Lesson 9 Sample, and then click on the “script” under Activity 2.
Also click on the tab “Background” here: http://www.etr.org/flash/about-flash/sample-lessons/high-school-lesson-9-sample/
and this one: http://www.etr.org/flash/f/high-school/refusal-skills-scenario-e/
Does your school district use the FLASH curriculum? Check out page 38 on this document to see (Port Angeles School District is not listed, as they just passed it in late 2016): (This document is from 2007 – how many schools have been added since then?) http://www.prochoicewashington.org/assets/bin/pdfs/healthyyouthalliancereport.pdf
To learn more about the dangers of this type of curriculum, read the following article: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/ontarios-dangerous-sex-ed-is-indoctrination-not-science-says-u.s.-psychiatr, then watch Dr. Miriam Grossman’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IeKSCHXs-0
The sex ed programs are harmful to the children. Read Federal Report: Planned Parenthood’s Touted Sex Ed Programs are a Failure:
Under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) of 1978, sometimes referred to as the Hatch Amendment, all sexual education instructional materials must be available for parent inspection. Parents have the right to exempt their child from sexual education instruction at any time. Have you been notified by the school of this right, and offered the opportunity to review the curriculum and class lessons your child will be taught? If you wish to opt your child, you might review the website “Show and Tell for Parents.“
If you determine that you have concerns about the FLASH curriculum (or any other curriculum being taught, for that matter), consider getting involved with your local school district, by running for the position of a school board member.
Here is a chart of the relevant laws for minors health care rights in Washington State.
Downloadable PDF version. Minors Health Care Rights Washington State