Skip to comments.Parents press board to cancel sex survey (Virginia)
Posted on 01/21/2003 10:20:46 PM PST by JohnHuang2Edited on 07/12/2004 4:00:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Fairfax County parents, upset about a school district plan to administer a sex survey to high school sophomores and seniors, are asking the county's Board of Supervisors, which is paying for the study, to quash the questionnaire.
"The schools are getting out of control," said Karen Budd, an Oakton mother of two. Her younger child attends a public middle school and her elder child attends a private Catholic high school. "They are assuming parents' responsibilities, and parents are letting them," she said.
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Keep parents in the dark so their children's minds can be sexually abused? I think the survey is tainted already.
I have a friend who was called up with a similar "survey", and there was another one on FR a few days ago in NH. This must be a concerted assault.
It's time for people who don't want the world to become the secular humanists' whorehouse to get riled up.
Student Sex Survey Rattles Officials
Fairfax Supervisors to Discuss Rephrasing on Wide-Ranging Form
By David Cho
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, January 20, 2003; Page B05
How old were you when you first had sex? Did you drink alcohol beforehand? Have you ever had oral sex?
Those are some of the proposed questions on a survey to be given to thousands of Fairfax County students this spring, along with more than 100 other questions on drug use, suicide, weight loss and family relationships.
But some members of the county Board of Supervisors, which is paying for the survey, want to drop the section on sex, saying it could give teenagers ideas. Others want to rephrase those questions so they don't suggest that such behavior is all right. Continue
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B.S. in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. Appointed to the Advisory Board on Teacher Education and Licensure by the Virginia Board of Education and to the Education Advisory Committee of the Council on Information Management by then Virginia Governor George Allen. Serves on the board of the Fairfax Partnership for Youth and chairs the Treatment and Enforcement Task Force. Volunteered service to PTA committees, classrooms, youth sports, and her church. Board service 1996-present.
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Head Start teacher for 24 years in public schools. M.A.T. in early childhood education from Trinity College and B.A. from Howard University. Parent of two graduates of FCPS. School-related involvement includes Oakton High School Band Boosters and member of the Superintendent's Community Advisory Council. Past chairman of the Fairfax County Child Care Advisory Council, and steering committee member for the Fairfax Alliance for Human Services. School Board Vice Chairman 2001. Board service 1996-present.
Advocate for parent and community involvement in public schools for over 20 years; 16-year Mason District resident. Has been PTA president at Sleepy Hollow Elementary and Glasgow Middle Schools and PTA board member at Stuart High School. Served on the Fairfax County Council of PTAs and the Fairfax County Community Action Board. Program development and management positions include project analyst, Fairfax County Department of Community Action, and executive director, S. B. Moon Senior Center--South County Transportation. Two sons who are FCPS graduates and a daughter who is currently an FCPS student. Board service 1999-present.
B.A. degree from Muhlenberg College; was an elementary school teacher; served as a member of the Superintendent's Accountability Advisory Council; former Vice President of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs; former PTA President of Chantilly High, Rocky Run Middle, and Poplar Tree Elementary Schools; mother of 3 children who are current FCPS students and one who graduated June 2002. Board service March 2002 to present.
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Owner of CW Accounting Services. B.A. from American University. Fairfax County resident for 25 years. Member of Superintendent's Advisory Council, Middle School Language and Grammar Textbook Advisory Committee, and Task Force on Middle School Grading. Was vice president of Bonnie Brae PTA and cofounder of the Youth Council. Was treasurer of the Woodbury Woods Community Association and Fairfax County Republican Committee and was operations chairman for Braddock District Republican Committee. Past treasurer of Robinson PTSA and member of Steering Committee for Scholarship Fund of Fairfax. Mother of two FCPS graduates. Board service 2000-present.
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Anyone feeling moved to contact your school board representative, here's the information needed.
Fairfax County Public Schools
Yeah, that particular group wouldn't ever exaggerate or be any less that completely forthright in their answers, even if the survey is anonymous...
More seriously, I don't understand the reaction of some posters here. It seems to me that in order to fix a problem, to wit, sexual activity amongst the "yutes", one does have to know something about the extent of said problem.
Those who oppose the idea of a survey, are acting like ostriches - sticking their heads in the sand and hoping it'll go away. Now, there is certainly room for debate about how to go about finding out about the problem...
This PROMOTES the behavior as acceptable!
Err, no, it doesn't necessarily. Would you say the same thing about a smoking survey? A drinking survey? A drug use survey?
I love this idea...very clever.
Don't you see how bringing up the whole topic of pernicious sexual behaviors in school, with absolutely no moral viewpoint, just "neutral" questions, is indoctrination? Don't you see how getting the kids to focus on, think about, consider, meditate on, stuff like oral sex is going to affect their thinking and then acting?
The schools and teachers are natural authorities. If the schools and teachers are focusing in a "neutral" way (of course it isn't really neutral and everyone knows it) on all kinds of sexual behavior that many if not most parents want their children NOT to engage in, this sabotages the parents' raising their kids. (Sorry - weird sentence construction!)
This whole survery trip - which evidently is all over the place right now - is a very transparent effort to mindf**k the kids and turn them into proper little hedonists, consumers, and Democrat voters.