Currently, Minnesota’s Richfield Public Schools district leaders are taking heat for using Advocates for Youth’s 3Rs curriculum in their schools, as it has been revealed the curriculum teaches students about anal sex and includes an activity in which students role play homosexual relationships.
Standing for “Rights, Respect, Responsibility,” 3Rs was developed and recently updated by activist organization Advocates for Youth. It turns out Advocates for Youth is an offshoot of Planned Parenthood, serving as the abortion giant’s youth activism arm in the movement to get radical “Comprehensive Sexuality Education,” or “CSE,” into every school, every grade, everywhere.
In the Minnesota school district, Alpha News reports that questions about the efficacy of the controversial lessons were raised by members of the Child Protection League who spoke at the Richfield School Board meeting on September 20th.
Members of the public addressing the school board condemned the district for not being transparent with parents about the inappropriate content and graphic nature of the curriculum. “Parents are intentionally being deceived and misled about what their children are being taught,” one speaker said.
3Rs and other Comprehensive Sex Ed curricula teach adolescents the mechanics of homosexual intercourse, the “spectrum” of gender identities, and the ordinariness of having abortions. 3Rs uses lectures, classroom activities, slide shows and role-playing games to educate students on these topics and many more.
In one series of lessons, 3Rs has students role play through various relationship scenarios as part of education on consent and violence prevention. These scenarios direct students to pair up, pretend they are in gay or lesbian relationships, and navigate the process of deciding whether to have sex or not.
One activity in the curriculum directs a male student to pretend his name is “Morgan,” a boy who is “very active” in his school’s LGBTQ club, while another student pretends to be “Terence,” a closet homosexual who wants to have sex with Morgan. In this scenario, Morgan plans a secret rendezvous and the two role-playing students are asked to “make a decision about whether to have sex.”
Another of these scenarios has students pretend they are transgender and “make a decision” about having sex with a woman.
This lesson plan includes a note for teachers that explains how straight boys might “have a homophobic response” to being asked to engage in gay role playing. “Should this happen in your class, it’s important to stop what you are doing, notice the interaction, and ask for the class members to reflect on what’s happening and why. Direct the students back to your class ground rules — and reinforce the agreement to be respectful — and that making homophobic comments is not respectful,” the curriculum reads.
3Rs begins teaching students about anal sex in the lessons designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
For the elementary grades, anal sex is discussed in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention, but by the time students are in the upper grade levels, anal sex is routinely listed alongside vaginal and oral sex as one of the normal options for intimacy.
The language of transgenderism is also introduced at the earliest levels of the 3Rs curriculum. In one lesson designed for kindergartners, the teacher is directed to refer to a woman as “a person with a vulva.”
“Referring to people with particular body parts (such as ‘a person with a vulva’) will create a more inclusive classroom than ‘female anatomy,'” the curriculum reads — operating under the assumption that not all people with vaginas are women.
First-graders are also asked to read a picture book called My Princess Boy, a controversial story based on a real five-year-old boy’s experiences with cross-dressing.
These are only a few examples of the controversial content in the 3Rs curriculum.
“Programs like 3Rs are not effective,” said Julie Quist, a Child Protection League board member. “The Institute for Research and Evaluation conducted a comprehensive study on the effectiveness of programs such as this,” she told the Richfield School Board. “Out of 60 school-based studies, no credible evidence of effectiveness was found for sustained reductions in teen pregnancy or STDs. There was no evidence of effectiveness for increasing consistent condom use. Failure rates included 88% failure to delay teen sexual initiation and 94% failure to reduce unprotected sex. 12% of these programs found significant negative effects on adolescent sexual health and/or risk behavior.”
“Claims that explicit sex education has been proven effective are not supported by the evidence,” Quist concluded.
After Quist and her fellow speakers delivered their remarks about the 3Rs curriculum, Chair Tim Pollis offered a response. “The board does not actually know all the details of our curriculum, I think I can say that with confidence,” he admitted. However, he insisted that all content is “age appropriate” and was selected “in partnership with parents and guardians.”
How does this happen?
As we are seeing in school districts in every state, inappropriate and highly objectionable classroom instruction often doesn’t come to parents’ attention until school boards have approved curriculum, contracts with curriculum companies are signed, materials are purchased, lesson plans are developed, and children are coming home and talking about what they learned in school that day.
This is why it is imperative that families attend school board meetings or watch them online. Moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas must closely monitor the decisions school boards are making and offer direction whenever possible. In these times, families must go on the offensive and be proactive in requesting access to curriculum before their children are exposed. Reaching out to teachers and communicating specific areas of concern is paramount.
We also urge parents to send a clear message to their children’s teachers and administrators at the start of every school year by filing an Opt Out form with the school.
Parents must exercise their rights and opt out of sexuality education and surveys for every child, every grade, every year.