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WARNING--Content may be acceptable curriculum in Tempe High Schools, but sit down before viewing, without your children present.

During the Tempe Union High School Sex Ed committee meeting on April 14, 2014, the committee voted to recommend FLASH (supported by Planned Parenthood) to the Board for approval.  A common theme stated by many of the members is FLASH's content is "comprehensive."  Remember the word comprehensive.  It sounds complete, thorough, factual.  But when school administrators discuss Comprehensive Sex Education, it really means anything goes. 


One committee member decided there just wasn't quite enough graphic content in FLASH's "Comprehensive" curriculum:


What else may occur when an instructor is teaching FLASH?  Who else may go off on a tangent and about what?  Tempe and Ahwatukee parents and taxpayers, this committee's decision affects YOUR kids.  Please come to the TUHSD Board meeting on May 7, 2014, 7PM at Compadre High School (same campus as the district office) as the Board will make their final decision that night regarding the sex ed curriculum.

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Comment by Peggy McClain on April 23, 2014 at 11:27am
I do not take issue with medically correct comments. However, public comment has been overwhelmingly against sex ed in these schools. It should be remembered why schools exist in the first place. I'll give you this gentleman's argument if TUHSD also allows medically accurate information about abortion and birth control to be taught. I mean truly medically accurate, not feel good for the moment stories.

Bottom line, where does it end? All of the sudden there is no time for math, reading, writing, etc. and we go back to my original question: Why do schools exist in the first place?
Comment by Harry Mathews on April 23, 2014 at 12:17pm

Ashley, you can advocate for whatever you want but the classroom is not the place for it. 

Comment by Harry Mathews on April 23, 2014 at 12:19pm

Well said Peggy!

Comment by Ashley on April 23, 2014 at 12:33pm

If classrooms aren't the place for accurate texts/curricula, where is?  Aren't classrooms supposed to be for education (preferably accurate) on a wide variety of topics including biology/anatomy/physiology?  What if anatomy/physiology books didn't show nipples or neglected to show the function of the aorta?  While I'm complete on board with being upset about the prospect of a school district having a connection to PP, I'm completely taken aback at the lack of outrage over inaccurate information on all topics related to puberty/development/anatomy/pregnancy as it is related to sex education.  That really stumps me.

Comment by Harry Mathews on April 23, 2014 at 1:57pm

Ashely, "inacrurate" is not what we are talking about. It's what is appropriate and inappropriate. Adults struggle with these issues. Let the children grow up first before they are forced to deal with these issues. Furthermore, what is often taken as "fact" is open to debate like, for instance, what is discussed in the video. Let's get back to the basics

Comment by Diane Kepus on April 23, 2014 at 7:25pm

Ashley, I disagree! The new National Sexuality Education Standards go way too far for 5 year old's and most of what they are teaching is NOT Age appropriate. Ten year old's do not need to know how to put on a condom, how to masturbate and be told it is ok. Our children are being exposed to far too much sex and it doesn't belong in the schools until at least they 12 and up and then the parents should be told what is going to be taught. Literature available to teachers on line without any supervision as to what they are using in their classes is totally unacceptable.  No different than some of the schools around the country who have been trying to get away with doing iris scanning and bracelets with chips in them to track the kids movements when they are home. The last I heard this was not Hitler's Germany yet! They are going too far!

Comment by Ashley on April 23, 2014 at 7:37pm
This curriculum isn't for 5 year olds. This is Tempe Union HIGH SCHOOL District. I agree with masturbation talk not being age appropriate for 5 year olds, but that's not what this curriculum referred to in this video is about. High schoolers...and all grades...deserve to be taught accurate information about their own anatomy! Hell, by middle school many girls are able to get pregnant! I can't count how many young girls (12+) I've worked with who have become pregnant and didn't understand how it happened. Of course parents SHOULD be the ones to teach their kids this, but many are not. Sex Ed should be a supplement to what parents teach (or parents should be able to opt out entirely which they are), but for many, MANY students school sex Ed is the only education they get. It's not uncommon for parents to not have "the talk" because they believe their child is too young...and guess who gets pregnant....
Comment by Harry Mathews on April 23, 2014 at 7:43pm

The deal is this. There is no such thing as "sex education". The more you talk about sex with teenagers the more curious they are about it, which is the point. It is actually sexual grooming and it exists pulely for subversive purposes. It doesn't belong in school AT ALL. Let children be children. I never had sex ed in school and i am glad i didn't. 

Comment by Harry Mathews on April 23, 2014 at 7:44pm

There was a very low rate of teen pregnancies BEFORE sex ed. The "cure" is actually the problem.

Comment by Peggy McClain on April 23, 2014 at 8:38pm

Ashley, this is a business plan for Planned Parenthood and it's brilliant.  Find an audience, create the need, be the source of the product/service, product fails, come in for an abortion.  Why Tempe?  Perfect audience obviously (note the make-up of the committee), in the shadows of ASU and in Tempe where PP runs and abortion clinic.  Most abortions are done on college students.  There it is--you've got your money stream.  There's nothing illegal going on, I just want the facts exposed. 


Also, one of the TUHSD board members, David Schapira, has received campaign donations from PP.  Again, nothing illegal.  But he needs to recuse himself from the vote on May 7th.


All I am asking is for honesty from our Sex Ed Committee, TUHSD administration, TUHSD Board, and Planned Parenthood as to the how and why we are facing this curriculum.  I have heard of teaching anatomy and physiology.  That would be acceptable because it is factual.


There is also a pesky little problem.  SB1009 from 2012 requires sex ed taught in an Arizona public or charter school stress pro-life/adoption over abortion.  We wait to see how FLASH (PP curriculum) will comply based on its financial models.


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