Just got a call from the ACLU saying that Fremont’s school district is poised to change its abstinence-focused sex education curriculum in the middle schools, which the first amendment group says likely violates California law.
Earlier this year, CBS5 did an investigation, which found that the sex education program in Fremont middle schools had been developed by Await and Find, a pro-abstinence group that received federal grants for abstinence only education.
The CBS5 report said that students were given charts showing that condoms fail 12 to 16 percent of the time when the actual failure rate is about 2 percent.
An item before the school board tonight requires that, among other things, the district:
1) Use a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum which includes abstinence discussions.
2) Train teachers in comprehensive sexuality education.