Kitzhaber’s education official OKs graphic sex workshops for minors

Parents Rights in Educ_thb

Parents’ Rights in Education

On November 18, 2014, a KOIN 6 investigative report exposed shocking details about the Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) held in Seaside, Oregon. The state responded:

  • 12/01/14 – Oregon Department of Education (ODE) quietly announced the termination of Sexuality Specialist, and Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force (OTPTF) Chairman, Brad Victor.
  • 12/10/14 – Rob Saxton, Governor Kitzhaber’s Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction sent a letter to some Oregon school district superintendents who sent attendees to the 2014 ASC.

Rob Saxton’s letter stated, “we have reviewed the content delivered by the presenters at the conference and believe their information was appropriate”; this, despite substantiated evidence of objectionable materials and content presented at the 2014 ASC conference.

Most parents agree discussions of “blow jobs”, workshops on how to use sex toys over the internet or have sex with Avatars, and performing simulated sex acts with grossly inflated and lubricated condoms is not appropriate for minors. These ASC workshops were indiscriminately accessible to individuals of all age groups.

Why does Rob Saxton support the content presented at the ASC? Oregon school board members, administrators, teachers, and parents deserve an explanation given the fact the ODE makes policy recommendations to Oregon schools, endorses certain curricula, provides trainings (Adolescent Sexuality Conference, Sex Ed Boot Camp), endorses programs (Working to Institutionalize Sexuality Education – WISE), and establishes administrative rules for Oregon’s K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

Many parents and school officials are not aware of the dangerous influence the ASC is having on teachers, counselors and students in Oregon schools. Parents’ Rights in Education demands an explanation from Governor Kitzhaber’s Deputy Superintendent and CSE curriculum transparency from ODE.

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook Post to LinkedIn Post to Reddit

Posted by at 05:42 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government | 20 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post
  • Sally

    The only transparency is in the condoms they use….for their demos….

    • .

      Same sex text all, butt true?

  • MrBill

    I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Ron Saxton didn’t know about the conference until after it happened and is now left with the unenviable job of damage control.

    That being said, I think ODE can steer clear of a lot of trouble by leaving the job of sex ed up to the parents and focus instead on reading, writing, and arithmetic.

    • CherryAnn1000

      Absolutely, Mr. Bill. Unfortunately, the parents have abdicated all responsibility for their kids to the state, so sex ed is part of the agenda. And perish the thought they would be teaching the 3 Rs.

    • Guest

      I suspect that he did know – he was superintendent of TTSD for many years and this topic came up.

  • Bob Clark

    Yes, Oregon public schools are doing just a bang up job with the 3 Rs. Not. That their leaders want to celebrate by throwing stimulus to young people’s hormonal states.

    Way to go clowns leading us in this state.

    This ranks right up there with the proposed “Make-Crime-Pay” tax credit for employers, choosing to reward criminal behavior over their victims.

    Our leaders are clowns, operating on inverse mode.

  • Guest

    The ODE has NOTHING to do with the conference. The reporting on this has been terrible. The conference is run through a private group with private funds held at a private location. The only connection is 1 of the 12 board members that oversee this conference is also an employee of ODE (Brad Victor)

  • NAFTA Refugee

    Fourth time’s a charm. Keep Oregon weird. Oregonians keep voting for this C R A P .

    • Eric Blair

      It could be worse, it could be an Abstinence Only conference.

      • CherryAnn1000

        And just what is wrong with abstinence? We’d have a whole lot fewer STDs if people would exercise a little restraint instead of always thinking with their crotch.

      • MrBill

        I don’t know Eric. A person can avoid a lot of trouble with a little abstinence. I don’t think that would be worse.

        • Eric Blair

          Except that Abstinence Only Education has proven to be a dismal failure.

          • .

            Bend over drover!

  • CherryAnn1000

    If you have never read the book, “The President,” by Parker Hudson, you should. Although it was written 20 years ago, it deals with this very issue as well as many others we currently see in our society today. And then government educators wonder why people are so disgusted with public education. Homeschooling all the way!

  • DavidAppell

    Oh my god, someone is teaching teenagers about sex? What’s next, anarchy??

  • IhateLiberals

    Don’t worry folks. With Oregon’s declining public education system, it’s only a matter of time before anyone that considers themselves a responsible parent will be sending their kids to private schools.

  • factchecker

    12/01/14 – Oregon Department of Education (ODE) quietly announced the termination of Sexuality Specialist, and Oregon Teen Pregnancy Task Force (OTPTF) Chairman, Brad Victor.

    Once again the OC lies. Brad Victor retired in July of 2013

    • MrBill

      Yes and no. He did retire, but was still continuing to work, probably as a contract employee. This came from the Sept. 2013 issue of the WISE (Working To Institutionalize Sexuality Education) in Oregon newsletter:

      “In our June 2013 Newsletter, we announced Brad Victor’s retirement from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). He really DID retire. But that doesn’t mean he is not working. Brad has agreed to continue to coordinate WISE efforts through the end of the 2013-2014 school year. All WISE schools will still hear and see a lot of Brad.”

      The headline on the piece is interesting. It says, “Not Really Retired.”

      Seems the fact checkers are in need of fact checking as well.

      • factchecker

        I’m not sure of the point you are trying to make??? My point was that as usual the OC lies about basic facts. I think we both agree that Victor was not ‘quietly fired’ as the Catalyst tried to lie about but actually retired a year and a half earlier. Now after he retired from one organization did he ‘continue to work’ for someone else? He may have, but what is weird about that?

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Catalyst through daily email updates:

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)