MA schools are sexualizing students through the use of comprehensive sexuality education curricula currently being taught in health classes.
Parents are the primary teachers of their children and as such, they are uniquely qualified to provide the moral framework needed for healthy sex education.
In our hyper-sexualized culture, students receive many negative messages about sex.
We do acknowledge that not every student has the support they need at home and some students might benefit from biologically based sex education in school. Research has shown that Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) programs produce the best outcomes by encouraging youth to avoid risky behaviors that lead to emotional, physical, and spiritual harm. SRA programs emphasize developing healthy relationships and delaying sexual activity until marriage, communicating the clear message that sexual delay is the only 100% effective way to avoid pregnancy, STIs and other negative consequences of teen sex.
What is Comprehensive Sexuality Education?
Unfortunately, instead of implementing a healthy SRA approach to sex ed in our public schools, our state legislature, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Planned Parenthood, and others are pushing to mandate a much different approach to sex ed through the use of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum. CSE is a specific type of graphic sexuality education that promotes sexual rights for children and serves as a how-to manual, encouraging teens to become sexually active.
In fact, nearly 1 in 4 teens who receive this type of sex ed say that it makes them feel like having sex is an expectation. Equally concerning is that CSE is designed to change the sexual and gender norms of society by promoting diverse sexualities and perpetuating the dangerous transgender trend affecting our youth.
Currently in the Commonwealth teaching sex ed is at the discretion of local school districts and those that choose to teach it have full control over what curriculum they use. If our legislators and Planned Parenthood have their way though, local control will be taken away and put in the hands of bureaucrats.
The Sex-Ed Mandate, HB544/SB268, give full authority to DESE to dictate the use of only CSE curriculum for those districts who decide to include sex ed in their health lessons.
What Should Parents Do?
Learn about your OPT OUT rights under MA law
Oppose the Sex Ed Mandate in the MA legislator
Consider education alternatives in MA
What Sex Ed Curriculum is Being Used in Your District?
Resources being used in MA schools to teach sex ed are evaluated to see whether they contain the following harmful elements:
- Sexualizes children
- Promotes diverse sexualities
- Promotes transgenderism
- Promotes abortion
- Undermines parents or parental rights
Search your school district on our interactive Sex Ed Map:
Gathering information from around the state is an ongoing project. Use this sample email to request information from your district. If you already know what curriculum is in use in your district, but do not see it included on this map, or if you receive a response from a request sent to your district, please contact Mary Ellen Siegler.
Get involved at Massachusetts Informed Parents on Facebook!
Join thousands of Bay State parents who want to stay informed about issues related to sex education in MA schools. Become a member of the Massachusetts Informed Parents Facebook group, equipping parents, and protecting kids.
In an effort to mobilize a grassroots movement of parents and concerned citizens to sound the alarm about the implementation of CSE in our schools and to push back against the loss of local control over educational decisions, the Massachusetts Informed Parents (MIP) initiative was launched in the fall of 2019 as an outreach of MFI.
MIP endeavors to equip parents to protect their kids through the sharing of relevant information, including articles, research, and exhibits from the curriculum, and by providing tools and strategies for helping parents to effect change in their local communities. MIP is growing a large coalition of parents and faith and community leaders by leveraging the power of social media and by fostering one on one relationships through parent forums being held across the state. To stay informed on issues related to sex education and for updates on the Sex-Ed Mandate legislation, join the MIP group on FB.
Watch this short movie from the STOP CSE website to learn more about this issue
Advocate to protect children from sexualization in your school district
Learn about a healthier approach to sex education from the Ascend website
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