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R 90 and i-1109


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R 90 and i-1109

  1. 1. R-90 (Nov 20) and I-1109 (Jan 21) What, where and how to proceed Sex Education
  2. 2. How did we get here? History Lesson  1988 HIV/AIDS Omnibus Bill: mandates all public schools, gr. 5-12 teach condom use and defining all forms of sexual intercourse to deal with epidemic  2005 Guidelines created by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) after legislative debate about sex education to assuage concerns  2007 Healthy Youth Act: regulatory sex ed law that allows ONLY comprehensive sex-ed (CSE) philosophy be taught in public schools  This allows OSPI to change K-12 standards based on their interpretation of the Sexual Health Standards without permission or discussion from elected officials  April 1, 2020 SB 5395: bill passed that mandates CSE in all K-12 public schools
  3. 3. Which ideology do you embrace? 2 differing views Sexual Risk Avoidance Relationship driven, based on commitment to partner Communication is family centered Material emphasizes consequences of pre-marital sex Comprehensive Sex Ed Pleasure driven, based on consent Students given “sexual rights” without parental involvement Material minimizes consequences of pre-marital sex Assumes students are capable Assumes risk-taking behaviors 1 1 2 2 3 3 44 SRA CSE
  4. 4. Which ideology do you embrace? 2 differing views Sexual Risk Avoidance Promotes optimal health outcomes Sex info based on age appropriateness Abortion harms the unborn child Comprehensive Sex Ed Advocates against homophobia, transphobia & heterosexism “Sexual rights” from birth to death Abortion is a woman’s choice regardless of mother’s age 1 man + 1 woman marriage = ideal sexual relationship No barriers for types of sexual expression 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 SRA CSE
  5. 5. Which ideology do you embrace? 2 differing views Sexual Risk Avoidance Boundary setting & refusal skills fortify self confidence Self-identity per biological facts; precludes gender fluidity Highly documented for medical & sociological accuracy Comprehensive Sex Ed Uses negotiating skills for contraception method & gaining consent Self-identity based on thoughts & behaviors; gender is personal decision Few footnotes; uses pop culture as resources; conflict of interest Encourages students to take personal responsibility Expects social services to provide solutions for the consequences 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 SRA CSE
  6. 6. Sample Curricula for 2nd Grade CSE By the end of 2nd Grade students will be able to use proper body names, including male and female anatomy •Materials needed: •"Body Parts and Functions” •“Anatomy PowerPoint” 6 Post-It Notes labeled - one each with vulva, vagina, anus, and nipples 6 Post-It Notes labeled - one each with penis, urethra, scrotum, testicles, anus, and nipples SRA None It’s really important to use the correct words so they can explain what they’re feeling to a parent, trusted adult or a doctor or nurse. Tell students: “This is your body and you have a right to know what the different parts are called.” (4 minutes)
  7. 7. Sample Curricula CSE 8th Grade Lesson [Target grade is 6th grade] Liking and Loving – Now and When I’m Older A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Curriculum (“3R’s” Curricula) Fostering responsibility by respecting young people’s rights to honest sexuality education. NSES ALIGNMENT: By the end of 8th grade, students will be able to: HR.8.CC.4 – Describe a range of ways people express affection within various types of relationships. PR.8.CC.1 – Define sexual intercourse and its relationship to human reproduction. PR.8.CC.2 – Define sexual abstinence as it relates to pregnancy prevention. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 1. List at least three non-sexual activities people can do to show others they like or love them. [Knowledge] 2. Describe the three types of sexual intercourse, including whether/how they are related to human reproduction. [Knowledge] 3. Define “abstinence” and its connection to pregnancy prevention. [Knowledge]
  8. 8. Sexualization using CSE is Worldwide  “Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) goes far beyond sex ed, and is a dangerous assault on the health and innocence of children…” • American College of Pediatricians 10:37
  9. 9. Referendum 90 STEP >50% of voters Reject R-90 CSE no longer mandated Schools can still choose to teach CSE >50% of voters Approve R-90 CSE mandate remains All schools must teach CSE
  10. 10. Reject R-90 this Nov Don’t be confused by the legal language:
  11. 11. Even if R-90 is rejected we need I-1109 to replace CSE I-1109 replaces CSE philosophy with parental choice
  12. 12. Initiative 1109 STEP  Local school boards and parents choose the program – not the state  Sexual health taught on an opt-in basis for grades 5-12  Material must be available online for citizen review  Must be available for public broadcast  Supports primary prevention / students avoid sexual risk-taking behaviors Sex Education Local Control, Parental Control
  13. 13. Initiative 1109 STEP Goal  Bring back local control  Common Sense Sex Education Initiative 1109 will need 320,000 signatures by the end of December to qualify for the Washington State Legislature to take up the matter in January 2021.  Please sign the petition and get the word out!  More details at Sex Education
  14. 14. YOUR Action Items:  Reject R-90 in November ballot  Sign initiative 1109 to bring it before the January 2021 legislative session  PRAY for R-90 to be rejected & I-1109 to gather enough signatures