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SB 673 Why Its Important

BILL SUMMARY SB 673 makes instructional materials more transparent and provides equitable access for parents of elementary school-aged children enrolled in public and charter schools. Specifically, it simply requires school districts to make any adopted TK-6th grade sexual health and HIV prevention education curricula available on their websites, ensuring there is equitable access to curricula …

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AB 493 What Is It…(part 2.5)

Battleplan against AB 493: Election, 2020:  Half the Senate and all the Assembly seats will be contested in March 2020. Why So Many Seats in 2020?:  The California Legislature consists of a 40 member Senate and an 80 member Assembly.  Assembly members are up for election every two years.  Senators serve four year terms.  Half …

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The Deceiving Statistic Demonstrating Teenagers are at Greater Risk

By: Jason Gayler I have begun to wonder about a phrase I hear over and over again in the media and in meetings; “Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) has been statistically proven to reduce teen sexual activity.”  During the March 5th meeting at Palm Springs Unified School District, statistics were cited on teen pregnancy and teen …

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Are Our Legislators Really Doing their Job, or is the ACLU Reshaping California’s Legislations?

On March 28th, Informed Parents of California’s leadership team met with Assemblymember Shirley Webber’s Legislative Director, Anthony DiMartino. To our surprise, sitting next to Mr. DiMartino was Maya Ingram, a legislative attorney with the ACLU, who was introduced as “the expert on AB 329.” IPOC’s leadership team included Stephanie Yates, Aileen Blachowski, Gheorghe Rosca, Greg …

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Damning Evidence-CSE is Ineffective

Research was released last month which states school based CSE is ineffective. “School-based CSE programs that attempted to show effectiveness…failed 87% of the time.” “There was no effectiveness at increasing consistent condom use—the behavior required for meaningful protection from STDs.” “School-based comprehensive sex education has not been an effective public health strategy…In fact, it has …

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