Parents at a Chicago magnet school are upset over details of a sex education program that was not supposed to be part of the standard curriculum.
At Andrew Jackson Language Academy, parents responded negatively to materials distributed for the school’s sex education program last Wednesday. DNA Info reported that part of the course entailed boasting of the“benefits of female condoms for extending sex and increasing pleasure and encouraged using lubrication.”
“It definitely gets to an inappropriate level, things I wouldn’t even discuss in my own personal life,” Parent Rachel Gigliotti told NBC Chicago.
“Sex with a condom, sex without a condom, sex with lube – things that no sixth grader should ever be exposed to.”
Another parent, Tamara Gear, acknowledged the need for sexual education but believed the materials presented were a little much for fifth and sixth graders. “Sexual awareness, okay – but how to use a condom, and that it was going to be shown how, is a little bit extreme,” she said.
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Chicago Public Schools (CPS) spokesman Bill McCaffrey said in a statement that the questionable materials were inserted into the program in error. “The objectionable material presented at Andrew Jackson Language Academy this week is not and never was part of the student sexual education curriculum. It was mistakenly downloaded and included in the parent presentation, and we agree with parents it is not appropriate for elementary school students.
“As part of our sexual health education policy approved by the Board of Education in 2013, Chicago Public Schools offers a comprehensive sexual education curriculum that is designed to ensure age-appropriate material and minimum instructional minutes for every grade level, consisting of family and sexual health education topics for K-12 students.”
Angela Bryant, who chairs the local school council, called the curriculum “appalling,” according to DNA Info.
“The language to me was the most offensive part initially. Pop and lube, lube lube, and those kind of things…[It] serves to rob many of our children of their innocence.”
H/T Eagle Rising