Oceanside Unified School District suspends sex ed program for grades K-6

Parents say program is not age-appropriate

Oceanside Unified School District suspended sexual health instruction for grades K-6 Monday (June 18) after getting feedback from parents and community members through an online and written survey. Acting Superintendent Reggie Thompkins announced, “The district will be redesigning the K thru 6 sexual health curriculum with input from parents, district staff, and the community. … [Read more...]

Bill 2926 alarms homeschooling families

May mean imposing additional requirements on home study programs

A bill making its way through the California Legislature is raising alarms in the homeschool community, and prompting concerns about misplaced legislative priorities. Assembly Bill (AB) 2926 would create a new state-level advisory committee to consider imposing additional requirements on homeschools.  The bill directs the new committee to consider mandating new health and … [Read more...]

Parents can’t opt kids out of mandatory LGBT-inclusive texts in California

California has rejected textbooks from publishers that don't mention the homosexual preferences of historical figures

California has become the first state in the union to mandate the use of LGBT-inclusive textbooks in elementary schools and have given parents no way to opt out. The choice has been made for them. It’s the law. That law requires a “fair, accurate, inclusive, and respectful” treatment of homosexual, bisexual, transgender, and lesbian Americans despite the historical … [Read more...]

Sex ed now required in California public schools

Sacramento Democrats pass law that includes teaching students about gender identity

The following comes from a January 13 KQED article by Ana Tintocalis: A new state law in effect this year requires all California public school students to take sex education beginning in seventh grade. For years, sex education has been optional. If parents wanted their children to take a sexual health class, they had to sign up for the instruction. Parents who don’t … [Read more...]

The noose tightens

Think about who you invite to anything

The following comes from a Nov. 12 release from the Pacific Justice Institute. A new federal lawsuit filed Friday afternoon challenges restrictions on student speech at a Northern California school. In September, Esther (not her real name) gave two friends an invitation to an event called Genesis Apologetics that explored topics like creation and evolution.  Since Esther … [Read more...]

Thank you for not sharing

The following comes from a Jan. 14 release from Christian Newswire. First grader Brynn Williams presentation of her family's Star of Bethlehem was shut down because she's "not allowed to talk about the Bible in school." Brynn's incident at Temecula Valley Unified School District comes on the heels of a candy cane case involving West Covina Unified School District first … [Read more...]

Brown signs transgender bathroom bill for Calif. schools

The following comes from an August 13 story on Fox News. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law Monday afternoon allowing the state’s transgender public school students to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports. The law would cover the state’s 6.2 million elementary and high school kids in public … [Read more...]