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Nationwide, schools make it a point to teach students of age about human sexuality. Parents are notified, in advance, via a Notice to Provide Human Sexuality Instruction, that their students will be taught this material and have the ability to opt out of the instruction.

These lessons are supposed to focus particularly on how to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

Fort Worth ISD’s version of the notice told parents the curriculum would include “consequences of sexual activity and the benefits of abstinence as the only means of totally avoiding pregnancy and STDs”, “effective words and actions for resisting sexual pressure and remaining abstinent”, and “how to use effective refusal skills to resist peer pressure.”

However, sixth graders coming home to their parents told a totally different story of the curriculum than that of the school district’s notice.

As originally reported by Stand for Fort Worth, Fort Worth ISD has been “teaching” over 5,000 pre-teen boys and girls radical leftist ideology. An excerpt from the curriculum says, “how people see themselves in relation to being male or female is called gender identity. People who are transgender are born as one sex but feel more like the other.”  

The dishonesty by the school district did not stop at teaching controversial and unscientific material. Students were informed they would not be allowed to take their textbooks home, or even take pictures of the textbooks. Some parents were completely denied access to the textbooks in question when they requested access, which is a violation of state law. One student was told to “quit tattling” to his parents about what he learned in the classes. All of this to cover up the school’s hidden agenda of advancing transgender ideology.

As opposed to focusing on more important issues, like preventing STDs or promoting abstinence, Fort Worth ISD opted to focus on an issue that they had no permission to teach, and in the process discriminated against families of all different kinds of religions within the district. Taxpayers should demand greater accountability and transparency from the school officials in Fort Worth.