Parents are irate after finding out, via social media, that West Linn High School allowed pornographic materials to be used via zoom, during a distance learning class this week.
In a module of "Healthy Living", a class was presented by Clackamas Women's Services titled "Pleasure vs Pain". The class is intended to educate students on healthy touch and pleasurable sexual experiences, versus being able to recognize pain in a sexual partner. The Center has helped many women heal after domestic abuse, and sexual trauma, but parents say this content is taking it too far.
Dayna Dague-Morales, a mother of WLHS student feels outraged, and betrayed "This is unacceptable and infuriating, an education system turned joke, and a total abuse of our tax dollars. I want my child out of public school now". She goes onto add that her student was even disgusted, and left feeling embarrassed, both question when education on a particular subject crosses the line, into becoming the exact unwanted subject matter, being taught.
"At what point does it become sexual misconduct itself, when teaching about these topics", "At what point is far, too far?" Asks Suzanne Gallagher the Executive Director of Parents Rights in Education. "We try to get parents involved when the concept is still on paper, being presented to our school boards, unfortunately, most do not take notice until content is already implemented, at which point it's already too late". The 501(c) was created after various court rulings that have systematically removed parents rights, and the importance of family values in the educational system. The teachers unions have strong armed the judicial system into turning out "in loco parenti" adjudications, like the famed Palmdale ruling, which gives the school full legal guardianship once a child walks through the front door. Gallagher is not surprised by the content "If parents are shocked by this content, they're not paying very close attention, Oregon has an obscenity law that expressly exempt teaching institutions from liability, due to content that would put any parent behind bars, for child endangerment.".
Exceptions to obscenity laws apply to schools, museums and any institution that would show vulgar or X rated content to minors, if done for educational experiences.
Lori Blain is another parent to a West Linn High School student, and says she's "Irate", "I fully intend on taking this to the school board, along with other parents. There will be hell to pay".
In the 2019 long session the Oregon legislature passed, and Governor Kate Brown signed SB 155. The bill titled "Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Investigation" was introduced after a reported incident occurred within the Portland Public School District. Oregon law 339.388(2) requires that a designated licensed administrator report to the department any incident of suspected sexual misconduct involving a student and a non-licensed school employee, contractor, agent, or volunteer. According to the bill language, anyone can submit a report.
West Linn High School is said to have not properly vetted the material prior to its use in the zoom class. The School has been contacted by Northwest Observer, as well as the School Board, without a response, a public statement has yet to be made. We've also reached out to Clackamas Women's Services to request the full class, and Power Point presentation for context. At the time of this report, a response was not given by either the School or the third party contractor.