NEAR WEST SIDE — Parents at a Near West Side school say they are “shocked” and “horrified” after viewing a new sεx-education curriculum intended for fifth-graders, saying the way the information is presented is over the top and not age-appropriate.
During report card pickup at Andrew Jackson Language Academy, the school hosted several parent workshops, including an afternoon meeting on Chicago Public Schools’ newest sεx-ed curriculum.
One page in the binder gives detailed instructions teaching the elementary school students how to use female condoms for anαl penetration.
The binder included the following PowerPoint slides:
- A picture of Homer Simpson with the words, “Lube, Lube, Lube. Use more lubrication, increase pleasure…”
- A slide which appears to come from the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, a homosεxual activist organization (slide#5): “Once you pop, you won’t have to stop! FCs [female condoms] don’t require an erεction, so your partner doesn’t have to pull out right after εjaculation.
Feel the heat! FCs adjust to body temperature, so both you and your partner can feel the heat.Oh! Oh! The two rings of the FC double the pleasure for you and your partner.”
- A slide that reads “Female c○ndoms are for everybody: men, women, transgender folk, gay straight, any p○sition, any time.”
- And a slide that says “Where YOU can get female c○ndoms…,” with a list of places where 10-year-olds could presumably access female c○ndoms.
“The curriculum is appalling,” Bryant, the local school council chairwoman, said. “The language to me was the most offensive part initially. Pop and lube, lube lube, and those kid of things. … [It] serves to rob many of our children of their innocence.”
A CPS teacher who did not want to be named confirmed that the new sεx ed curriculum was implemented in fifth-grade classes at her North Side school during the last school year.
“Parents were really upset,” the teacher said.
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