An upcoming sex education program in Austin, Texas will teach elementary-school age children that it is doctors who “assigned” them a gender, but that they can still pick their own, and how to obtain abortion services without parental consent.
Some parents in the Austin Independent School District are voicing opposition to the program, which also includes graphic sexual content and is set to begin next year.
Texas state law requires educators to promote abstinence in public schools if they are going to teach sex education — what one would expect when dealing with children as young as 8 years old. The law also mandates that parents have the ability to opt their children out of these lessons, and that abortion providers have no input.
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The Austin school district’s solution to these restrictions is apparently to take sex education to another level, parents told the Daily Caller. These parents said the new curriculum pushes sexually explicit material on children, along with how to obtain abortions and even how to get to the clinic without a parent’s help, among other topics.
The school district board approved the curriculum on Oct. 28, and maintains that it is “overwhelmingly” popular despite having a family response rate of about 10.5 percent of those surveyed. That is, 90 percent of students did not have a family member respond to the survey.
Originally based on Planned Parenthood’s sex education curriculum “Get Real,” the curriculum pushes the gender ideology and sexually explicit material primarily in fifth grade, Concerned Parents of Texas advocate Karole Fedrick told the DCNF. Fedrick has two grandchildren enrolled in Austin ISD.
Fedrick said the curriculum instructs teachers to administer a worksheet to 11-year-olds that explains what health services are offered at certain clinics in the area. “And then they’re asked to figure out how they could get there if they had to go by themselves,” Fedrick said. The point of this is to help children understand how to get abortions on their own, without parental help, she said