Suspend New Human Development and Development Curriculum At Cupertino Union Schools
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Dear CUSD Board Members,
The new curriculum on Human Growth and Development needs to be suspended for a major revision to reflect true human development and growth. The chosen textbook is age inappropriate and has detailed, graphic description of oral, anal, and vaginal sex. These are taught in a mixed gender group and activities require explicit topics to be explored and discussed among 7th graders. The scenarios described in the curriculum are designed to increase curiosity on different sexual behaviors in immature minds. Overall, the material is neither age nor culture appropriate, even though the law allows for these considerations. We ask the CUSD board members to suspend this new human growth and development curriculum until more parents have had a chance to review the entire course material, including the videos. We recommend a citizen advisory committee on human growth and development to search for a scientific, rigorous, evidence-based, and community accepted comprehensive sex education curriculum. We recommend to continue the previous sex education curriculum only until an age and culture appropriate curriculum is identified.
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