Montana Parents Weigh In on Proposed Kindergarten Sex Ed

HELENA, MONTANA — An overflow crowd jammed the Helena school board meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns — and support — about a proposal to extend sex education to children as young as kindergarten age.

According to the 62-page draft proposal, beginning in kindergarten, school nurses will teach students proper terms such as “nipple, breast, penis, scrotum and uterus.” Once they are promoted to first grade, children will learn that sexual relations could happen between two men or two women. By the time students are 10 years old, instruction will include the various ways people can have intercourse, be it vaginally, orally or through “anal penetration,” according to the proposal.

“As educators and as parents and as communities, we need to be more proactive in helping inform our students at an appropriate age what the risk factors are associated with their own behaviors so that they can make better decisions about their well-being,” Dr. Bruce Messinger, the Superintendent of Helena Public Schools, told Fox News.

Click here to view the proposed curriculum.

The Montana Family Foundation is fighting the proposed changes, telling Fox News its biggest concern is teaching graphic sexual detail to kids who are not emotionally able to process or comprehend it. If the changes pass, kids as young as 5 will begin to learn medically accurate names for a number of both male and female “private parts.”

“The problem is they think it would be age appropriate to teach different sexual positions and different sexual variations to 10 year olds,” said Jeff Laszloffy of the Montana Family Foundation.
Messinger said parents will be able to have their kids opt-out, but Laszloffy said teachers want to have the same option.

“I think the reason it is such a concern is it tramples parental rights, it places government squarely between parents and their children,” Laszloffy said.

Laszloffy said teachers are calling to seek legal advice about whether they can be forced to teach the information, and parents are threatening to pull children out of the public school system.
“Parents and taxpayers are not for this,” he said.

Tuesday night’s meeting was heated as school board trustees heard from only 64 of the more than 300 people who jammed the auditorium. More than 100 others stood outside the Front Street Learning Center as a sound system broadcast the proceedings.

Melanie Reynolds, a district health officer, defended the proposed curriculum, saying early education and intervention was needed to prevent HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. She cited a report that said 40 percent of reported Chlamydia cases in county were people between the ages of 14 and 18, the Helena Independent Record reported.

Angela Helland-Hansen told the board that she was surprised to see that staff from Planned Parenthood were included in the committee that developed the document.

“Why are we allowing Planned Parenthood to help with this when they stand to profit from these people who will be their future clients?” the Record reported.

Two middle school girls said an abstinence-based program would be more effective to reduce teen pregnancy and disease than what is being proposed, the newspaper reported. There currently is no sexual education being taught in middle school.

Fox News’ Alicia Acuna and the Helena Independent Record contributed to this report. You can read more at

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When Obama says, “age appropriate sex education” what does he mean? It isn’t what you think!

Update: See the new Booklet from SIECUS…. the descrition of age appropriate activities begin in section 2:

 The SIECUS has been attempting to deliver the same message for decades …

see: Edition 2: 1991

Obama on Education – Bright Hope For The Future – Obama’s Legacy on Education

What Obama Did For Education In Chicago !

Obama – Ayers Was Much More Than “Just A Guy In The Neighborhood”- The Character Issue Strikes Again

Posted by: mcauleysworld on: September 23, 2008

Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama’s first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers’s home.

The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as justa guy who lives in my neighborhood,” and “not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.” Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I’ve recently spent days looking through them.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago’s public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation’s other key body, the “Collaborative,” which shaped education policy.

The CAC’s basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.

One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation? In response to my questions, the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama’s “recruitment” to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him. Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.

The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto.

In works like “City Kids, City Teachers” and “Teaching the Personal and the Political,” Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? “I’m a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist,” Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk’s, “Sixties Radicals,” at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.

CAC translated Mr. Ayers’s radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with “external partners,” which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn). See my WEBLOG post on ACORN and Voter Fraud.

Mr. Obama once conducted “leadership training” seminars with Acorn, and Acorn members also served as volunteers in Mr. Obama’s early campaigns. External partners like the South Shore African Village Collaborative and the Dual Language Exchange focused more on political consciousness, Afrocentricity and bilingualism than traditional education. CAC’s in-house evaluators comprehensively studied the effects of its grants on the test scores of Chicago public-school students. They found no evidence of educational improvement.

CAC also funded programs designed to promote “leadership” among parents. Ostensibly this was to enable parents to advocate on behalf of their children’s education. In practice, it meant funding Mr. Obama’s alma mater, the Developing Communities Project, to recruit parents to its overall political agenda. CAC records show that board member Arnold Weber was concerned that parents “organized” by community groups might be viewed by school principals “as a political threat.” Mr. Obama arranged meetings with the Collaborative to smooth out Mr. Weber’s objections.

The Daley documents show that Mr. Ayers sat as an ex-officio member of the board Mr. Obama chaired through CAC’s first year. He also served on the board’s governance committee with Mr. Obama, and worked with him to craft CAC bylaws. Mr. Ayers made presentations to board meetings chaired by Mr. Obama. Mr. Ayers spoke for the Collaborative before the board. Likewise, Mr. Obama periodically spoke for the board at meetings of the Collaborative.

Mr. Ayers’s defenders claim that he has redeemed himself with public-spirited education work. That claim is hard to swallow if you understand that he views his education work as an effort to stoke resistance to an oppressive American system. He likes to stress that he learned of his first teaching job while in jail for a draft-board sit-in. For Mr. Ayers, teaching and his 1960s radicalism are two sides of the same coin.

Mr. Ayers is the founder of the “small schools” movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to “confront issues of inequity, war, and violence.” He believes teacher education programs should serve as “sites of resistance” to an oppressive system. (His teacher-training programs were also CAC funded.) The point, says Mr. Ayers in his “Teaching Toward Freedom,” is to “teach against oppression,” against America’s history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.

MCAULEYSWORLDWEBLOG NOTE: With less than 50% of the Seniors Graduating fron High School in the County’s largest cities (Some cities, like Detroit – have only a 24% Graduation rate) where is the focus on reading and writing. Liberal teaching agendas and Social Promotion is the worse possible form of racism. 

The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming “guilt by association.” Yet the issue here isn’t guilt by association; it’s guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.

Mr. Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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When Obama says, “age appropriate sex education” what does he mean? It isn’t what you think!

On Tuesday, while speaking with Planned Parenthood Barack Obama confirmed his support for “age appropriate” sex education for children as young 5-years-old. Obama described it as “the right thing to do”.

 The question is, “What does Obama consider to be age appropriate for 5 year-olds”.

Obama supports the use of, “The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) guidelines for drafting legislation. The Guidelines were adopted in Illinois SB 0099, 2003. When MSNBC asked the Obama Campaign for information on the Campaign’s position on this issue, a copy of the Guidlines was sent to MSNBC. . You can read those guidelines at  – This link takes you to the SIECUS web site.

The Guidelines indicate that “age appropriate” sex education for 5 to 8-year-olds is listed as Level 1 Education in the Guidelines.

On Page 14 of the guidelines the Council states its intent, “to provide comprehensive education about sexuality that includes such topic as, abstinence, sexually transmitted disease (STDs), HIV/AIDS, Contraception (Pregnancy Prevention) and Disease Prevention.

Appropriate Topics (for 5- year-olds) are listed on page 24 of the guidelines: The Topics include, “appreciate ones own body”, “affirming ones own sexual orientation and the orientation of others” and “affirming ones own gender identities (plural) and the gender identities of others”.   

The Guidelines then go on to decribe, in detail, the individual Topics appropriate for 5yr-old instruction: 

Topic 1- The body has the capability to reproduce as well as to give and receive sexual pleasure. Page 26 Outlines Body Parts, the names of the Parts and their function, in quite some detail.

On Page 29 of the Guidlines – Level 1 Instruction includes – “Humans beings can love people of another gender”, “Some people are heterosexual”, “Somepeople are homosexual”, “Homosexual men and woman are know as gay men and lesbians.”, “People deserve respect”, “The terms ‘gay’, ‘fag’,’qeer” are hurtful.”

A discussion of ‘Sexual Behavior” begins on page 50:  Level 1 Instruction includes the topics, “Sexuality is natural”, “Bodies feel good when touched“.   

Page 51 & 52 of the Guidelines address Level 1, “Topic 2, Masterbation:” – “Touching and rubbing ones own genitals to feel good is called masterbation”, “some boys and girls masterbate”, “masterbation should be done in a private place” – yes this is what is outlined for Level 1, 5 -year-olds. You have the link and page number to check if you would like.

On page 54, Human Sexual Response notes, “Both boys and girls discover that their bodies feel good when touched”.

Contraception Education for 5-yr-olds is addressed on pages 58 & 59, “Some people have children, others do not”, “Each family can decide how many children to have, if any.”

Page 61, addresses instruction on Abortion for 5-yr-olds, “Sometimes woman become pregnant when they do not want to be, or are unable to care for a child.”

Page 63 – Outlines Level 1 instruction on Sexually transmitted diseases.

Page 65 – Outlines Level 1 – HIV/AIDS instruction –  

Page 67 – Level 1 Sexual Abuse Instruction is outlined.

Page 82 of the Guidelines Instructs Educators to fill in the Gaps, “For example the guidelines suggest that students in early elementary school learn ‘that each body part has a correct name and function ……”, “They do not explain the function of these parts …..” “It is the rsponsibility of the educator to fill in this information ……..”.

The Catholic Citizens of Illinois Website stated that the Obama supported bill, “was aimed, in fact, at changing the entire philosophy of sex education in the Public Schools of Illinois”. It had nothing to do with protecting kids from predators.  

Obama and his supporters keep screaming that John McCain is lying on this subject – You can read it for yourself – right from the source.

The Manual clearly identifies this as the cirriculum for 5-yr-olds, I’d call it comprehensive, however, less than 5% of the material has anything to do with “predators”. 

Update: See the new Booklet from SIECUS…. the descrition of age appropriate activities begin in section 2:


The SIECUS has been attempting to deliver the same message for decades …

see: Edition 2: 1991



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