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February Newsletter, 2015
Parent's Rights in Education wants to thank the St.Helens School Board for inquiring at their December 2014 meeting as to why their district's SBHC sent nine students to the controversial 2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference.  In their December minutes, Superintendent Dalavos  stated that, " in the future we will deny both grants [WISE and CORE] and any attendance to that conference until the state concludes its investigation into the matter".  This is a great example of a school board seeking to protect their students and uphold the rights of parents and guardians in their community!
February is School-Based Health Center Awareness Month...All Month!


February is school-based health center (SBHC) awareness month. Students, teachers, parents and interested parties (i.e. Planned Parenthood) will be traveling to Oregon's capitol on February 26 to lobby the legislature for more funds and to promote SBHCs.

According to the Oregon School Based Health Alliance  "Oregon's children and youth are suffering the devastating physical, mental and social impacts of a health care crisis?"

In order to address this "crisis", the Oregon School-Based Health Care Alliance has prepared a booklet for the SBHC programs providing tips and action steps for schools throughout the state for their participation in Awareness Day 2015 at the Capitol.

There is indeed a crisis for Oregon's school-aged children, but it is a crisis of educational failure. Oregon's schools rank near the bottom of the nation's schools in academic achievement, while placing at the top in the student drop-out rate. Meanwhile, the school's are taking on the role of health care centers.  Schools need to put their focus on and use their facilities for developing superior academic environments.  Leave the health care to local clinics and doctors.


Congratulations to Three Rivers School Board for making the decision NOT to administer the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education's (ODE)  8th grade and 11th grade "2015 Healthy Teen Survey" to their students.   Parents' Rights in Education hopes to see more school districts reclaiming their legal rights and courageously saying "no thanks!" to these intrusive and substandard surveys. 

Survey includes questions related to: frequency of sexual intercourse, gender identity, School-Based Health Centers, parental reactions, suicide, how often you eat carrots each week, with whom you have had sexual contact ( Females; Males; Females and males), do you have unmet emotional or mental health care needs,  prescription drugs (such as Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor's orders, if you receive free or reduced price lunches,  type of family vehicle, what your zip code is, etc. 


Find out if your school district is administering the intrusive and unacceptable "2015 Healthy Teen Survey"?  


School Children Belong to Their Parents...NOT the State!
In the January 2015 Newsletter from the Oregon School-Based Health Alliance, a disturbing statement under SBHC Facts  should alarm every parent who has a child in public school.  
"The School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) operate at the intersection of public health, primary care, and mental health and provide optimal setting to foster learning readiness and academic achievement while giving children the resources to improve their health."
To be clear, SBHCs, the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority claim to operate at the intersection of the above mentioned areas but instead operate as interlopers between parent and child.   These agencies work in tandem with private foundations (Grove Foundation promoter of (WISE) Working to Institutionalize Sex Education), corporations such as pharmaceutical companies, the abortion provider Planned Parenthood, and  Oregon legislators to pass laws that meddle in the private lives of families. This is done within the context of the warm-hearted, caring term "Healthy Kids". 
As parents, it is OUR legal right and responsibility to care and provide for our children. The arrogance and hubris that a state sanctioned SBHC is "giving children the resources to improve their health", is loathsome; especially given that parents and guardians are often totally unaware and uninformed because of the students "right to privacy". Governor Kitzhaber's "Health Transformation" blurs the lines between health care and K-12 public education, leaving our children exposed to indoctrination of an over-reaching and medically inaccurate sexual agenda. 
Beyond that, there is not one bureaucrat who loves and cares for my children more than I do!
School-based health centers are claiming that they promote academic achievement,  yet, over the last 10 years, as more and more clinics have been placed in schools, students academic achievement scores have continually dropped until Oregon now places near the bottom in the 50 states. 

So Which is it?  Is the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force for Pornography or Against it?   
Parents' Rights in Education recently learned of a webinar that the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force (AGSAFT) apparently thought important enough to promote to members of the Oregon Youth Sexual Health Partnership (OYSHP). The webinar was presented by Nearie Press, a leading professional organization that works with children who are at risk of sexual abuse.  The webinar was held January 20, 2015.  According to Neari Press the webinar would "highlight the importance of framing this as a public health issue and actions that can be taken to counter any harm from pornography and the porn industry."
The harmful effects of porn on children seems an appropriate subject for the sexual assault task force. However, it begs the questions:  If the AG's Sexual Assault Task Force is really concerned about the dangers of pornography on children, why then are they one of the main sponsors of the annual Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC)? Why is the ASC presenting pornography as a normal activity for youth? Why was a workshop described as "the very exciting world of porn" presented by teens at the 2013 ASC? Why was Cory Silverberg, keynote speaker at the 2014 ASC, a promoter of pornographic websites and founder of a sex shop determined to be "appropriate" by Oregon Department of Education's Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton?
To answer these questions, Parents' Rights in Education called Nancy Greenman, sexual assault task force Prevention Program Coordinator, and asked her why, given Neari Press' professional concerns about pornography, the AGSATF would sponsor this conference, a defacto promoter of the normalcy of pornography? After a bit of silence, Ms. Greenman said she could not answer this questions and would have to pass on this question to her Executive Director, Michele Roland-Schwartz.  Ms. Roland-Schwartz has not yet responded to us at this time.  
Once again, is the AG's task force for pornography or against it? 
Part 2 - Does Pornography Harm Children When Taught Within the Context of Sex Education? 


One does not need to research whether pornography taught within the public schools under the aegis of sex education is less harmful than minors accessing it through the internet. Pornography  wherever accessed is pernicious, degrading, dehumanizing and feeds on human frailties that we all possess.


Studies have shown that adolescent brains are more "vulnerable to addiction and sexual conditioning" than the adult brain because young brains are still maturing.  Surprisingly, girls today are just as likely to access and become addicted to porn as boys. Adolescents as young as 11 years old who have accidentally encountered porn or, who have intentionally been shown porn on the internet, can become instantly hooked.   


The lives of children and teens who become addicted to porn often find themselves unable to function, isolated from their peers, filled with shame and struggling with depression.  Given the negative impact of porn on the lives of these children, why would Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, endorse  keynote speaker, Cory Silverberg, at the 2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference as "appropriate"?  Mr. Silverberg pushed pornographic websites at the conference such as Virtual Fem. Encouraging students to access porn is equivalent to the Oregon Department of Education giving apple-jacks (crack cocaine) to a drug addict or a high ball to an alcoholic.  


Several you-tube videos chronicle the impact porn has on children and young adults.  They are worth viewing but are NOT appropriate for young children.


Ron Gavrieli - Why I Stopped Watching Porn

Generation X-Rated - On-line Porn


Pornography represent the most base our society has sunk to... it would appear that the K-12 Sexuality Education endorsed and promoted by the Oregon Department of Education is not far behind.  


National News 


Advice available to Oregon minors about  Puberty Blockers and Puberty Inhibitors  


"TransActivewas showcased at Seaside conference and promoted at Oregon high school health fair.


TransActive states that: "We believe every child deserves the right to express their gender identity as they experience it." 


TransActive provides information to  minors about "resources on taking care of your body and medical transition options".



  ODE concepts and terms that must be defined, explained & substantiated.
  • Safe Places
  • Safe Spaces
  • Age Appropriate
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality





We would like to hear
 from YOU!
Do you have a situation, experience or concern related to your child's school around issues of sexuality that you would be willing to share with us?


Protection of Pupil Rights 

Requires all instructional materials, surveys, etc. to be available for inspection by parents and guardians


Right to inspect instructional materials before or during, right to be notified in advance, right to opt out, school teachers or staff do not have to participate


Legal Status of Oregon School Districts    

ORS 322.072

district school boards have control of the district schools and are responsible for educating children residing in the district.



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