Fremont, CA--At a packed school board meeting in the Bay Area last night, new revelations from school officials only stoked parents’ outrage over a controversial textbook.
Parents presented approximately 3,800 petition signatures in protest of the college textbook, Your Health Today, that had been adopted by the District for use in 9th grade. During the meeting, district officials admitted that the electronic version of the textbook, which introduces 13- and 14-year olds to such topics as bondage, different types of sex toys they can use, and the adult film industry, is so explicit that the District was required to turn off its internet filters in order for the electronic version of the textbook from being automatically blocked.
Fremont, CA--A large and growing movement of parents in the Bay Area city of Fremont is expressing outrage at an explicit health textbook the school district is planning to use for incoming high school freshmen. The book, Your Health Today, is written for college students and is not believed to be in use by any other school district in California. Pacific Justice Institute has been working with a number of Fremont parents to expose the inappropriateness of the textbook.
A story that appeared in today’s San Francisco Chronicle confirms that district officials are aware of the textbook’s graphic discussion of sexual acts, sex toys, and even bondage. Warning: the linked news story is not appropriate for children. It should be noted that the Chronicle story significantly understates the number of parents who have signed petitions opposing the book. Those parents number well over 1,000.