Liberal public school district drops sex-ed lessons - for now

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Texas flagA conservative group that has repeatedly tangled with liberal educators in a Texas public school district reports a victory that will please concerned parents.

Jonathan Saenz and Texas Values have battled the Austin Independent School District since last year over plans to introduce graphic sex-ed materials, and Saenz tells OneNewsNow that plan has now been cancelled.

"Our team at Texas Values sent a letter over to the school district,” he says, “telling them the right thing to do in light of all the pressure and difficult circumstances for parents was to teach core subjects and not get into controversial sex education."

Texas Values received a one-sentence letter in response that said the “human sexuality and responsibility lesson for May 2020 will not be taught this school year.”

Texas law prevents public school districts from negotiating with abortion providers for teaching materials, a law likely aimed in particular at keeping radical Planned Parenthood materials out of classrooms, but Austin ISD was accused of steering around the law to acquire sex-ed materials from Canada.

Saenz predicts the far-left public school leaders are preparing for the upcoming school district and he predicts the sex-ed program will be reintroduced. That is because, he adds, the district has a history of ignoring parents.

"I wouldn't be surprised at all,” Saenz says, “if Austin ISD is going to care more about what their friends in the abortion lobby think than what parents want."

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