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"Hey Mom, look at what I checked out at school!"
Critical race theory, sexuality, gender identity and pornography have found its way into some school libraries in Washington state. These books have been promoted by the American Library Association and embraced by many school librarians as part of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. WA PRIE has compiled a list of books that have been found by parents in their child's school library. You can find out if any of these books are in your child's district libraries by filing a Freedom of Information Act request. Take them to the school board, tell other parents about them, and ask that they be removed from the district libraries. VIEW BOOK LIST HERE
What on earth are they teaching our Children? Comprehensive Sexual Education.
During the 2020 legislative session the state of Washington passed mandatory K-12 comprehensive sexual education to be taught in every government school. One of the first questions parents have is, "What's in the curriculum?" WA PRIE has assembled samples from some of the curriculum which has been approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction as having met the WA state learning standard for a sex ed curriculum. It is worth noting that all of these curricula have ties to Planned Parenthood.
Our Whole Lives, High School - Written and produced by the Unitarian Church.
Family Life and Sexual Health, FLASH Produced by King Co. Health and one of the most widely used curriculum in the state of Washington
Rights, Respect, and Responsibility, The 3Rs Produced by Advocates for Youth and the only curriculum that has the approval of the entire K-12 curriculum. This may be due to the fact that it is free.
HealthSmart, Middle School - Produced by ETR and with ties to the CDC
It's All One, High School - Written for more of an international audience. Not as relevant to American students.
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The History of SB 5395 By The Numbers
WASHINGTON Referendum 90
Governor Jay Inslee , Washington signed into law mandatory K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), ESSB5395.
Referendum 90 will place ESSB5395 on the November ballot providing voters the right to repeal the destructive law, with a NO vote.
Ballot Measure Summary
The legislature enacted a law requiring all school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education, as defined, beginning in 2021-22 for grades 6-12 and in 2022-23 for grades K-5. Students must be excused from this program if parents so request. The curriculum must satisfy state standards. The content and frequency of providing comprehensive sexual health education would vary by grade level and must include affirmative consent and bystander training. K-3 instruction must be social-emotional learning.
SB5395: CSE Legislation History
January 2019: SB 5395 was drafted at the request of Superintendent Chris Reykdal, Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools, Washington.
February 2019: Passed quietly by Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee rather. No-one was following SB5395, and therefore parents were unprepared.
March 12, 2019: House Education Committee held public hearing. Parents/citizens were ready. Hundreds attended showing opposition to mandated K-12 CSE dressed in green. Green shirted folks overwhelmed those in Planned Parenthood pink, filling 5 overflow rooms. Ninety-nine (99) signed up to testify. Result? Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos decided to send back to the Senate.
Over the summer, OSPI formed a Workgroup to study benefits of K-12 CSE curriculum. Workgroup consisted of 16 individuals from various education groups such as WA State School Directors’ Assoc., Assoc. of WA School Principals, WA Education Assoc., WA State Special Education Advisory, and the OSPI. Also, members of the WA Dept. of Health and WA State PTA. Ten of the sixteen (16) members were from organizations featuring published statements of support for CSE. One member is a FLASH and KNOW curricula co-author. Laurie Dils, sexual health educator from the OSPI, and former Planned Parenthood employee, was a committee member. Workgroup findings were 100% in agreement; all students benefit from K-12 CSE curriculum.
In addition, the Workgroup published a state-wide survey of public opinion. Results found of the 10,200+ respondents, 58% did not want mandated K-12 CSE. Respondents from the Puget Sound area represented 44% of the naysayers. View SURVEY HERE
January, 2020: SB 5395 once again, passed the by Senate, sent to the House. House Education Committee public hearing time was monopolized by the OSPI Workgroup reports. With only 30 minutes remaining for public testimony, Representatives were unable to hear testimony by two middle school students, about the negative effect of CSE.
Representative Michelle Caldier HD26, was disturbed there was no disagreement among the workgroup. Representative Chris Corry, HD14, referencing the obvious, a room full of people wearing green, noted the will of the people was blatantly ignored. In fact, of the 735 people signed-in to testify, 638 were in opposition. These numbers do not take into account many Slavic folks present, unable to testify because of a language barrier. In spite of the large opposition the Democrat-controlled House Education Committee passed SB 5395, returning it to the Senate for an executive vote.
Several amendments were presented, however only one passed, allowing parents to excuse their child from CSE. ESSB 5395 passed the Senate down party lines, then sent to the House for an executive vote. Again, over 200 amendments including pornography-risk instruction, abortion-consequence information, elimination of K-4 CSE, teacher opt-out, and bilingual curriculum material. All amendments were rejected. March 11, 2:00am, ESSB 5395 passed. Every Republican, and one Democrat voted “NO” stating, “I stand with parents,”. When the gavel fell, a frustrated mom proclaimed “Shame on you!”
Friday, March 13th, 3,000+ people ascended on the capitol steps urging Governor Inslee to veto ESSB 5395. Coincidentally, it was the same day the governor announced the corona virus stay-at-home order. Supportive Legislators joined the throng, talking about the thousands of letters received in opposition, compared to few in support. Protestors delivered a gift basket to Governor Inslee’s office with a selection of recommended books from the OSPI approved cse curricula including, “It’s Not the Stork”, “It’s Perfectly Normal” and “S.E.X. The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties.” Children attending the rally sent him white flowers representing innocence. At the same time, a similar opposition rally was held in Spokane with hundreds in attendance.
March 27th, 2020: In spite over a year opposition including hundreds of testimonies and thousands of letters and phone calls, Governor Jay Inslee signed ESSB 5395 into law.
Drag Queen Story Hour
Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) features book reading for children ages 3-7, about gender change and sexuality. Drag Queens facilitate craft time with crowns and magic wands, and ends with dancing and “playing” with the children. The Story Hour website promotes “imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”
Fort Vancouver Regional Library welcomes DQSHs, a national American Library Association campaign. The library hosted 3 DQSH events featuring two drag queens, both of them biological women medically transitioned to men. “Clare” performs in adult drag shows dressed as Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, simulating anal sex with a cut out school bus. “Onalicious Mercury” proclaims on social media she is into pup play.
Drag queens have claim DQSH is the grooming of the next generation. The influence of activities such as DQSH has led to kids dressing in drag and performing as "Drag Kids".
In February, 2019 people began protesting the DQSHs hosted at Vancouver downtown library. A second event featuring drag queens and kings scantily dressed and dancing for tips, was held at Vancouver, Pride In The Park. See video below.
Since the first DQSH over 3000 signatures were gathered from folks pledging a NO vote for library funding unless it stops DQSHs. Library board refuses to heed requests, and defends program scolding citizens in opposition to DQSH events.
Feature this Drag Queen Story Hour at Pride In The Park, July 13, 2019, Vancouver, WA
More Info: Drag Queen Ed
Washington State Parents speaking to their school board about controversial sexuality curriculum.
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