Sex Ed in MA

MFI believes that the best place for youth to learn about sex is in the home, within the context of a loving and trusting parent-child relationship. 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. Meaningful conversations with parents are the most effective way to counteract these destructive messages and to equip and empower young people to remain abstinent until marriage.

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.

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 do 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 into the hands of bureaucrats. The Sex-Ed Mandate, SB 2459 and HB 410, 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. The MA State Senate passed this legislation with a 33-2 vote on January 16, 2020. The House version of the bill has not yet been brought for a vote.

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. Contact Mary Ellen Siegler if you would like to schedule a parent forum for your church or community group.

For more information on CSE visit Stop CSE to watch a short movie and to view harm analyses of the curricula.

For more information on SRA curricula visit We Ascend.

Click MIP Parent Forum FlyerΒ to learn more about our parent information forums.

Click MIP Action Item List to learn what you can do to protect your child from CSE being taught in MA public schools.

Use our sample letter to request information about sex ed curriculum being used in your child’s school: Sample Sex Ed Curriculum Request. Forward the information you receive back to Mary Ellen Siegler.

Use our sample letters to opt your child out of sex ed class: English Opt Out Letter and Spanish Opt Our Letter.

Find Out 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:

  1. Sexualizes children
  2. Promotes diverse sexualities
  3. Promotes transgenderism
  4. Promotes abortion
  5. Undermines parents or parental rights

Search your school district below.

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.

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Question: My 7th grader has a "health and wellness" class which is an assigned class for all 7th graders in his school. If I don’t agree with the material being taught for religious reasons (which includes material relating to New Age religious practices, yoga, meditation, crystals, etc.), do I have a legal right to have him taken out of the class completely and given some alternative lesson plan or study period? Basically the material so far this year is either inappropriate or just completely useless for his education. As a student in a public school, is he required to take all the courses they assign, or should we have the option to opt out of this one class? We really don’t want to change schools, it’s just this class that we have a problem with. See MoreSee Less

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Great questions, Lynette. Per MA state law, you can opt your child out of the sex ed portion of health class. There is a sample opt out letter you can use in the files section of this group. The school must provide an alternative activity for your child during the time when sex ed is covered.

Melissa Michelle LaRowe Conover

On the grounds of religious freedom and belief, if they try to have your child actually participate in these acts like rubbing crystals or reciting verse outside of your faith, I believe you do have the right to challenge them.

We have successfully opted out of this same type of programming. Work with your school building principal and share your concerns. They are usually happy to work with parents.

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πŸ™…β€β™€οΈπŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Planned Parenthood is NOT your child’s friend. And they should NOT have access to our kids in school. πŸ™…β€β™€οΈπŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ

PP is one of the leading proponents and producers of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the nation.

⚠️ Their Get Real curriculum can be found in many MA schools. ⚠️

Gaining access to our children through the public education system is a profitable business model for them. If they can sexualize our kids with their graphic curriculum and by recruiting them to serve on the Get Real Teen council, they can create repeating customers selling:

πŸ”₯ contraception (which they know has a high failure rate with teens),
πŸ”₯ STI treatments,
πŸ”₯ abortions, and
πŸ”₯ transgender hormone treatments.

Our kids are nothing more than commodities to them. πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°

Scroll through the pictures posted below to see the evidence.

And they are not just after our kids, but strategically reach out to MA teachers too, providing training seminars on how to teach their brand of explicit sex ed. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ§‘β€πŸ«

Take notice of the bio of Liz Goldwyn, filmmaker and the founder of The Sex Ed, a platform dedicated to promoting Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Liz is described as a "passionate advocate of sex education." You’ll see that her gross fascination with sexuality began at the age of 13 with her first job as an intern for PP in LA. PP victimized and sexualized her as a child and now she is doing the same. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

Find out if PP is active in your child’s school. If so, talk to your school officials to express your concern. Opt your child out of sex ed class. Warn your child to stay away from any initiatives in school being hosted or promoted by PP. πŸ”βŒβš οΈ

If you don’t protect your kids, who will? πŸ‘Š
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How can people who promote having the same children killed while they were in their mothers womb suddenly be caring about their education?

PO should not even be in business. I wish someone could explain why PP stands for planned parenthood all the while they perform abortions. What does ending a child’s life have to do with parents planning anything ? The only thing it does is to plan the destruction of the mother and yes the father as well.

OMG nooo. Virginity is a real thing. STI’s are a big deal trust me I got one from a cheating ex in 2015. Gender is also not a choice.

YIKES!!!!

so disturbing!

Very disturbing πŸ˜”

Sickening

I’m am so glad my kids are grown this is so disturbing we need to teach our kids about their value and worth we are not animals and no matter what people say abortion is murder of an unborn baby and it’s a horrible death at that God help us

Nathalie Carter

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