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.
PJI attorney Kevin Snider, who sent a letter to the District and represented parents at last night’s meeting, held up one of the examples of a racy illustration in the textbook that would be unprintable in a reputable newspaper. Snider commented, “Though a discussion on bondage is unseemly for 9th graders, it accurately describes the degree to which some board members and administrators are put on a tight leash by special interest groups, the teachers’ unions, and extreme ideologues. These are conspiring to keep parents from being equal partners in the decision making process for curriculum. That's why the District has and will continue to fail to reach community consensus.”
Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, stated, “We will continue to work with the parents of Fremont to push the District to fully comply with the law. This battle is strong evidence that, even in places like the Bay Area, parents are fed up with the extreme sexualization of our children by educrats.”
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