Happy new year to all! Here are our notes for the first SHAC meeting of the year. Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 at the AISD offices. All are welcome to attend - especially parents!
SHAC Highlights for Wed, Jan. 3, 2018
The following three points were shared tonight by concerned citizens:
1. A New Report Shows Failure In School-Based CSE Programs
This handout states key findings (click here for link) of a CSE Report that can be accessed at SexEdReport.org. The key components report data on the following criteria: Reducing teen pregnancy, STD prevention, Consistent Condom Use, CSE’s Intended Dual Benefit, Negative Effects, as well as Abstinence Education Findings. In addition, a hand out of questions was presented to the member to consider for future CSE curriculum:
Does AISD have data to evaluate the sex ed program we are currently using?
Does this data indicate that the sex ed program produces increased abstinence and/or or condom use for at least 12 months after the program?
Does this data indicate that the sex ed program decreases pregnancies and STD’s for at least 12 months after the program?
Does this program uphold our Texas Age of Consent Laws or does it tell under age
minors that they can decide when they are ready for sex?
2. Hugo D., a parent of three, shared statistics from a 2013 AISD yearly report (click here for report) stating that AISD is comprised of 65% Hispanics and that a large percentage of those students are Catholic. He expressed concerns about whether the SHAC was addressing their needs and promoting initiatives that conflict with Hispanic Catholic values.
He also shared a hand out titled Table 34 - Examples of Multiple Orgasm in Pre-adolescent Males by Alfred Kinsey, (click here for link) the “father of the sexual revolution”. The table is a record of males as young as five months to 14 years old that indicates how many orgasms they had. He shared that Kinsey used these findings to claim that children are sexual from birth and needed to be sexualized early. He shared that his research shows a connection to modern Comprehension Sex Ed and that it has ties to what AISD is teaching our children currently.
3. The last info shared with the committee was a copy of a Fact Sheet by Planned Parenthood that was passed out at Covington Middle School (click here for link) located in SW Austin that included Planned Parenthood's "Consent 101" videos depicting highly sexual situations and teaching kids how to give consent for sex. Although there are several pages to the handout that the students received, only the front page was shared at the SHAC meeting. Here are the questions that we asked:
Did you know you were signing off on this material for our kids?
Who’s checking to see if the materials are age appropriate and who decides if they are?
If this material is appropriate for 12 -14 year old students, why are the actors adults?
If 17 is the age of consent, why is consensual sex an issue in middle school?
At the bottom of the handout was information about how to schedule an appointment for Planned Parenthood. Hmm, a multi-million dollar corporation is soliciting clients at middle schools. I wonder if they have a financial interest of being in schools!
Please ask your children if they are receiving any materials sexual in nature, and let us know via email. We are here to help.