Sex Education

Local Control, Parental Control

A BIG THANK YOU for all the time, energy and money spent to help the effort to get signatures for Initiative 1109!  Unfortunately we fell short of the minimum needed to turn in to Olympia.

This has been an extraordinary year of miracle highs and lows but one constant has been the waking up of families to the realities of what the schools are teaching to our children.  This is not the end and Common Sense Sex Ed will continue to fight to protect our children. 

We encourage you to stay connected with us.   We will be keeping our email so feel free to contact us with your concerns and questions.   We may be moving our website but the information will still be available for you to share with others on another link. 

THANK YOU AGAIN for your support in our efforts. 

Georgene Faries

How did we get here?

In 1988, the pdfHIV/AIDS Omnibus bill passed the legislature to deal with the epidemic of AIDS. It mandated every school teach grades 5-12. Annually the schools presented condoms as a solution, defining all forms of sexual intercourse. This law is still in effect even after R90 and Initiative 1109 pass.

In 2005, after vigorous legislative sessions about Sex Education, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) created the pdf2005 guidelines to assuage the fears of legislators. The bill didn’t pass at that time.

In 2007, a regulatory Sex Education law passed, called the pdfHealthy Youth Act. It required that any school teaching sexuality education would teach only approved programs with comprehensive sex education philosophy. Schools could write their own but it had to pass the scrutiny of OSPI and fit with their views of sexuality.

The Healthy Youth Act allowed the OSPI to change the expected K-12 Standards based on their interpretation of the pdfSexual Health Standards without discussion or permission from elected officials. They have had two major overhauls since 2007 and another is anticipated. These standards are approved by organizations like Advocates for Youth, Planned Parenthood, Sex Education Information Council of the US and is similar to the WHO of the United Nations.

Over the years, a pdfreviewed list of curricula that would not take so much time for OSPI approval was created. They used a rubric to measure these curricula by their measure of acceptability. The rubric is here but the document of how or what makes that rubric appropriate is not available on the OSPI site. A list of curricula that had been reviewed is published on their website for the teachers/committees in the state.

In 2019, companion bills went to the House and the Senate to mandate ALL schools teach Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE). CSE has a philosophy that was revealed in hearings. The Senate bill 5395 was tabled.

In 2020, 5395 was still alive. Many testified against it, However, it passed. Referendum 90 successfully gathered signatures to roll back this legislation but if it doesn’t get approved by the legislature, it goes to the vote of the public. If not approved the law will look like this.

Consider the pdfphilosophical differences of CSE and Sexual Risk Avoidance education. Understanding the federal health agencies define the goal of pdf“Optimal Health” regarding sexual health for adolescents.

How do we get out of this? These resources and links may beneficial to understand and utilize in your own communities.

Stop CSE Resources

Protect Washington Children -Has reviews of many Sex Ed materials

For a review of many of the approved curriculum

The War on Children

Sexualization using Comprehensive Sex Education is worldwide.

Author that exposed the fraud Kinsey and of CSE

Stop Comprehensive Sex Education

The Consequences of Sex Education

Facebook Resources

Informed Parents of Washington

Against 5395

SW Washington Parent’s Rights in Education