Parents are livid, when they found out what their fifth graders at an magnet elementary school in Chicago would be learning. The curriculum included condom demonstrations and discussions of anal sex.
Andrew Jackson Language Academy (AJLA) hosted several parent workshops during report card pickup on Wednesday, including a meeting on Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) sex ed curriculum. Parents were given a binder that included the materials and topics that would be discussed, including the benefits of female condoms for extending sex and increasing pleasure, the use of lubrication and how to insert condoms into the anus for anal sex.
According to EAG News, female condoms were stressed because it can be inserted “hours before vaginal sex, so you don’t have to interrupt foreplay to be safe!” The presentation also said it is great for “Women, men, transgender folk,” and you can use if you are “gay” or “straight.”
Bill McCaffrey, a Chicago Public School spokesman, said in a statement that the “objectionable material presented at Andrew Jackson Language Academy this week is not and never was part of the student sexual education curriculum” as reported at the local NBC affiliate, the slides shown to parents are also posted at Waters Elementary School as part of the “Sexual Health Education” curriculum for “Grade 6.”
However, another school in Chicago, Walker Elementary, opted out of the condom demonstration; this makes some people believe that the presentation was in fact a part of their curriculum.
Additionally, fifth and sixth graders were assured that the “morning after pill” is “NOT an abortion pill,” and that “Youth 12 years of age or older can receive sexual health and reproductive services without parental consent.” Clearly, by “reproductive services,” they mean students can get abortions without parental involvement.
Local School Council, Angela Bryant, has two children who attend AJLA, which has 565 students. She called the way the information was to be presented to students “appalling,” “obscene” and not age-appropriate. “The curriculum is appalling,” Bryant told DNAinfo. “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.” “The language for me is very much concerning to me as a parent. The content goes beyond what I feel is age-appropriate for a fifth-grader,” she added. Fifth graders are usually between 10 and 12 years old.
Do you think this is reality, or just to much for our kids?