Fremont Unified School District pulls controversial sex-education book
The Fremont Unified School District of California has announced that it would not use ninth-grade controversial health education textbook until parents' concerns are addressed.
Last week, many parents threatened to take a legal action against the school district over the controversial health textbook 'Your Health Today', which includes references to sexual anatomy, bondage, oral sex, masturbation. The book also details where to buy from and how to use a condom.
Jim Morris, superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District, said the district would ask McGraw-Hill, the publisher of the textbook, to make age-appropriate changes to address parents' concerns.
However, Morris added, "Administration and staff believes the textbook will be an asset to our health curriculum in that it provides the current, accurate, factual and relevant information our students need to make responsible decisions about their health."
Morris' new statement shows a U-turn in his thinking as he had previously defended the textbook in its current form, and said that unsatisfied parents could have their kids opt out of the 9th class.
The school district decided to suspect the use of the controversial heal textbook after more than 1,700 concerned parents signed an online petition to remove the book from school curriculum.
Until the modified textbook arrives, the Fremont Unified School District will use the previous health textbook.
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