SUPPLEMENTAL RESOURCES FOR CSE
Opt Out Form
(Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in WA Version)
This Opt Out Form for was created by Washington State's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) ffor parents to use when opting their children out of Comprehensive Sex Ed. (Check with your school district or school board to determine the process for how to "Opt Out" today!)
Updated as of May 11th, 2020
Updated: OSPI 2015-19 HIV/Sexual Health Instructional Materials (OSPI Reviewed Curricula List)
This is a downloaded list of curricula reviewed by OSPI from which school boards can choose to be in compliance with the State standards. It also shows those which need modifications or are not authorized for use.
Delaying Sex Leads to Better Outcomes for Teens
Psychology Today Article
New research examines the risks and rewards of first-time sex for young people.
Conclusion: Overall, the results suggest that young people who delay their first sexual experience until they are a little older tend to be better equipped with social skills and are likely to make mature decisions regarding contraception and protection against disease.
Independent Study of the Effectiveness of Multiple CSE Programs
Re-Examining the Evidence for Comprehensive Sex Education in Schools
Conclusion: "The research evidence indicates that CSE has shown far more evidence of failure than success in U.S. school classrooms and has produced a concerning number of negative outcomes. ... We recommend policymakers abandon plans for implementation of CSE in U.S. schools and pursue alternative strategies to reduce teen pregnancy and STDs."
Teen Pregnancies Fall But School Sex Ed Doesn't Work. Huh?
Psychology Today Article
Conclusion: So we have two studies showing that comprehensive teen sex education classes produce a slight decrease in teen sex and pregnancies (13 percent of trials), and 13 that show no persuasive benefit (87 percent).
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
GUIDELINES FOR COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION
SIECUS is another organization influencing CSE. In this K-12 "National Guidelines Task Force" document you can see where they plan to lead Sex Ed, by grade level, in public schools. (This document shows a self pleasuring teaching standard for 5-year olds.)
Erin's Law Workgroup Report from OSPI
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION EDUCATION IN WA STATE K-12 SCHOOLS
OSPI and supporters like to say that CSE is necessary and must be mandatory to help prevent sexual abuse. That law, Erin's Law, was already passed and the OSPI workgroup already issued guidance on how to implement it back in 2019. It can be downloaded here.
Parent's Rights In Education Document (PRIE)
THE REAL ANSWERS TO THE FAQ'S REGARDING CSE
This document is the downloadable format, put together by our friends at PRIE, of many of the FAQ's we repeatedly answer on the IPOW Facebook page.