Parents meet over concerns of Sex Ed class at Chicago school

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Angry parents met with Chicago Public School officials tonight to voice concerns and outrage about the content in a 5th grade Sex Ed class.

Dr. Stephanie Whyte is the chief officer of Student Health and Wellness at CPS. Tonight. She appeared before the parents of Andrew Jackson Language Academy tonight to address the images at the center of this controversy.

"There was never any intent to have this in the curriculum We never wanted to with these lessons to teach them to students,” she said.

During a report card pickup last Wednesday, the school hosted parent workshops where parents could view materials intended for students. That's when they saw a binder with the curriculum for students in 5th grade as supplemental teacher reference material.

As part of the curriculum guidelines it touted the various benefits of female condoms during intercourse something that was sanctioned by the CPS Board and CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett.

At tonight's meeting parents were outraged that even though it was never intended for the kids to see, the way CPS approached the entire subject matter without parents’ involvement and feedback is unacceptable.

CPS officials and parents are supposed to meet again in the very near future and the parents say they want Barbara Byrd Bennett and Mayor Emanuel himself present for the next meeting.


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  • ChicagoCommonSense

    Patrick Elwood has NO business writing for a major newspaper. It reads like it was written by a ten year old….a mediocre ten year old.