Austin’s School District Approves High-Risk Sex Ed Curriculum

Texas Scorecard | 10/29/2019 | Jacob Asmussen
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Children in Austin as young as 8 years old will now be taught to promote high-risk sexual behavior, thanks to a unanimous decision by the Austin Independent School District.

Just after midnight Tuesday, the AISD board approved a controversial sex education curriculum amid a crowd of concerned parents and citizens.

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The district’s new curriculum includes role-playing scenarios for children that involve anal and oral sex and features a situation where an underage girl has a sexual relationship with a 17-year old that she hides from her parents.

The curriculum also teaches about numerous sexual orientations; children are told that their gender is based on their feelings rather than their biological sex, and they are encouraged to “challenge homophobia” by attending LGBT pride parades. Lesson plans also instruct teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns and avoid only using “binaries” such as “mom” and “dad.”

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The lessons are aimed at elementary and middle school-aged children in grades three through eight.

At the school board meeting Monday night, over 100 people testified on the issue, most opposing the controversial lessons.

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“[This curriculum] promotes a radical ideology that is in opposition to the values most Austin parents and families hold,” said AISD parent David Walls, vice president of the pro-family advocacy group Texas Values. “There is a resounding concern that this radical, hyper-sexualized sex education is going to be problematic for the future generations of kids in this city.”

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