Parents demand answers from Head of Oregon Ed Dept Rob Saxton

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Parents Rights in Education

Parents’ Rights in Education (PRIE), a grassroots organization advocating for parents’ rights to guide the education of their children, recently sent a letter directed to Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton in response to a  February 17, 2015 KOIN 6 Investigative Report.

During this report, Saxton was asked about events that occurred at the 2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) held in Seaside. He said, “I don’t believe there was anyone who took anyone to a cybersex site in the story you’re talking about,” he said. “I think you have some audio that doesn’t show that. I think what you have is a presenter who is saying here are some negative websites that you wouldn’t want your child to go to.”

PRIE sent a number of attendees to the 2014 ASC. They have hard copy evidence and first-hand experiences on which to base their conclusions that minors were exposed to pornographic and sexually explicit content. Clearly, Saxton received misinformation and came to an erroneous conclusion regarding the 2014 ASC.

With less than 7 weeks away before the 2015 Adolescent Sexuality Conference, PRIE asked Saxton for the Oregon Department of Education’ procedural details being used to determine if upcoming conference presenters and materials will be “age appropriate”, “research based”, “medically accurate” and exhibit “best practices,” as required by Oregon’s K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education statute.

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