Kitzhaber’s education official OKs graphic sex workshops for minors

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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.