Parents' Rights in Education
March/April Newsletter
2014
Our Mission
We exist in order to provide accurate information, effective tools, and strategic support to parents, school officials, and community members who have reason for concern about comprehensive sexuality education in Oregon public schools grades K-12.
OREGON
Success Stories
  
 Portland 
Courageous and dedicated teacher, Bill Diss brings attention to Portland Public School District's T.O.P. ProgramCommunity member's continued efforts to expose the content, strategy and implications this Planned Parenthood directed program has on minors. 
  
Salem
Salem-Keizer school district, which in 2011 was granted $4 million (federal tax dollars) for  implementing the T.O.P. program, has been giving students free gift cards by Planned Parenthood facilitators for completing surveys and updating their personal contact information (for tracking purposes).  
  
However, in 2012, concerned parents in the Salem-Keizer school district organized against Planned Parenthood and prepared a press release, a portion of which is below.
  
Save North Salem High School from Planned Parenthood, Press Release, June 28, 2012
  
"In 2012, parents in the Salem-Keizer school district were surprised to learn that Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette, asked North Salem High School to agree to allow Planned Parenthood to teach the six week sex education portion of the ninth grade health currirulum at the school.  North Salem High agreed to let the abortion provider into their classroom to teach the class,  thereby giving them access to some of North High's youngest students.
  
Parents also learned that students who had expressed uneasiness about taking the course taught by Planned Parenthood were pressured to stay in the class, saying they were told that they had to take the course in order to graduate.  They were not informed that an alternative health course, not taught by Planned Parenthood, was available to them that would have fulfilled their curriculum requirement for graduation.
  
After trying unsuccessfully to convince the school to offer the required health course to North students without Planned Parenthood's involvement, the parents group decided to file an official complaint with the school district.  Although the complaint process took several months and was ultimately unsuccessful, the group learned, in a letter from Salem-Keizer Superintendent Sandy Husk, that the school district had decided not to allow Planned Parenthood to teach the sex-ed portion of the curriculum to ninth graders the next fall."
  
  
It would appear that yet another victory for parental rights had trumped the intrusive heavy hand of Planned Parenthood, much like what we saw with the parents and school administration of Jackson County...but you would be wrong.
    
After allaying the fears of the parents and informing them that Planned Parenthood would not be teaching the sex ed class, School District Superintendent Sandy Husk, reversed the decision and informed the parents that Planned Parenthood would indeed be allowed to teach the class.
  
Accepting a $4 million federal bribe (oops, I mean grant) guaranteeing Planned Parenthood the ability to insinuate themselves into the Salem-Keizer schools to begin sexualizing and indoctrinating your child into the big-government sex ed programs, leaves one to wonder if the district cares about the concerns of the parents.
  
Committed community members continue to faithfully attend school board meetings, keeping their concerns heard and staying informed of any new or pertinent develoments.
  
Visit: Parental Rights in the Pacific Northwest (formally Save North Salem School District from Planned Parenthood) at 
parentalrightspnw.org 
for more details about the T.O.P. Program in Salem-Keizer, Oregon. 
Jackson County Citizens Stand Up To Strong-Arm Tactics
In Order To Protect Students

On October 28, 2013, the Jackson County School District suspended the Planned Parenthood-run Teen Outreach Program (T.O.P.) sex education program at Eagle Point High School.  The school district's administrative team determined that the actions of the program's leaders were a material disruption to the school's staff and students.
  
The district believes the T.O.P. program was having a negative impact on the student body and that Planned Parenthood employees had failed to uphold agreements made with the school district.  This is a big blow to Planned Parenthood and a victory for students and pro-life advocates in Jackson County.  View the video of Jackson County's success story via Parental Rights in the Pacific Northwest (Parentalrightspnw.org).
  
The T.O.P. program is a sex education program funded by the Obama administration's Personal Responsibility Edualtion Program  (PREP) that teaches contraceptive use and abortion options to high school students.  The Obama administration named Planned Parenthood as the only teachers of this curriculum in the state of Oregon and Planned Parenthood employees have been teaching sex education in classrooms across the state.
"GRINDING" AT SCHOOL DANCES
Grinding at the school dance...
what the heck is that? 
  
It sounds like something you'd do in shop class. Grinding is the latest incarnation of the school dance.  You know, that old fashion school dance of 20 years ago, where slow dancing was swaying from side to side.  Not so any more, grinding is  "mimicking sex while clothed" and it is pervasive across the country.  "Girls put their butts on the crotches of boys and make a figure eight motion."
  
We know that students today are exposed to graphic sex on television and movies. However, schools are expected to be places that protect, guide and adhere to high academic standards. 
 
Do you know what is happening at your child's school dances?  
Consider...
  
- Chaperoning at a school dance. 
- Viewing the school dance policies. 
- Asking students about what they see happening at school dances. 


Photo: Kraig Scattarella/The Oregonian
Last month in our "DID YOU KNOW " section, we told you about SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States; the major supplier of sex education materials in public schools) and their connection to Hugh Hefner's Playboy Foundation and the Kinsey Institute.
  
At the SIECUS website, the following was posted (an abbreviated account with our comments):

On January 9, 2014 the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee met to discuss the future of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and the Title V Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage (AOUM), that are set to expire in fiscal year 2014.  (PREP is a component of the Oregon adolescent sexual education that is being foisted upon our children.  The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) is a subsection of PREP and is funded by federal tax dollars.  The Abstinence Only program is the ugly step-sister to PREP and largely ignored in the public schools sex education programs.)
  
Members on the subcommittee voiced their support for the continuation of PREP, while expressing their reservations for the continuation of  Title V Abstinence.  (In other words, teaching abstinence is frowned upon and rejected because it is marketed as a failed, ineffective, incomplete and a harmful program.)

According to CNSNew.com, March 7, 2014,  the newly proposed budget for 2015 eliminates funding for abstinence-only education while allocating $175 million for other sex education programs.  "By eliminating the (sexual risk avoidance) abstinence programs in his budget, the president has, once again chosen to ignore the wishes of parents and the approach that helps youth avoid all risk associated with teen sex."
  
Let's face it, there just isn't any money to be made in promoting abstinence programs.  Should profit be the motivator when it comes to the sexual health and safety of our children?
Did you know?
In Oregon, your child has a "right to privacy" regarding any health care services they might access through their school based health clinic (SBHC).  Further, as the parent, you may never be given any information regarding the services your child might receive because of their "right to privacy".  The SBHC will have the right to access your insurance provider and you may never receive the information yet (unbeknownst to you), still pay the bill for services rendered. 
  
For example, if your 15 year old daughter finds herself pregnant, Planned Parenthood could whisk her away and provide her with an abortion, and again, according to the law in Oregon it would be NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! 
 
You should be very concerned regarding the health information and services that your child is receiving while at school.
 
Who is ultimately responsible for the health and well-being of your minor child?  Do you send your child to school to have your parental authority undermined? Have you visited your school's SBHC lately?  
 
(Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Health Services)

Medical and dental services (ORS 109.640)
Minors who are 15 years or older are able to consent to medical and dental services without parental consent. This includes hospital care, as well as medical, dental, optometric and surgical diagnostic care.
 
Family planning/sexual and reproductive health (ORS 109.610, ORS 109.640)
Minors of any age are allowed to access birth control-related information and services as well as
treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without parental consent.

 Mental health and chemical dependency (ORS 109.675)
A minor who is 14 years or older may access outpatient mental health, drug or alcohol treatment
(excluding methadone) without parental consent. 
NATIONAL NEWS


Graphic Sex Descriptions in Elementary Class 
 
Washington State parents were furious after learning their 11-year old children were given graphic descriptions of oral and anal sex during a sex education class led by an elementary school principal.  The 5th graders were suppose to be getting a lesson on HIV-AIDS.
 
 
 
   

  
LOCAL NEWS...
 
These are websites that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) encourages  youth to access: 
 

 
SIXTH GRADE ODE "approved" sex ed curriculum: Making a Difference suggests teachers facilitate discussions about the different ways people express their sexual feelings to themselves or to others by including topics such as:
  • oral and anal sex
  • caressing
  • masturbation
  • grinding
  • sexual fantasy
  • massage
  • touching each other's genitals

  • saying "I like you"
                   
  
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One-hundred Oregonians gathered on April 7, 2014 for a peaceful protest expressing concerns about the content, keynote speakers, and taxpayer dollars being spent on the annual  Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference  held in Seaside, Oregon.

 

Protesters communicated their belief that sexuality education should be locally controlled and not government mandated, especially given that the conference content is deemed "best practice" for teaching OR's K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Standards. 

 

 

 
*Read Steve Dean's March 22, 2014 article, "Getting Your Groove On At The Adolescent Sexuality Conference" 
(Oregonlive.com)
 
  
 
                 

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