CHICAGO – A graphic sexual education curriculum meant for Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) fifth and sixth graders shocked parents during a presentation given during “report card pickup” at the Andrew Jackson Language Academy.
The presentation included slides that are clearly not age appropriate, and include “demonstrations” of applying male and female condoms (FC), DNAinfo reports.
While CPS spokesman Bill McCaffrey said in a statement that the “objectionable material presented at Andrew Jackson Language Academy this week is not and never was part of the student sexual education curriculum” as reported at the local NBC affiliate, the slides shown to parents are also posted at Waters Elementary School as part of the “Sexual Health Education” curriculum for “Grade 6.”
Links to K-8 sex ed lessons can be found here. It should be noted that Waters elementary indicates that they “opted out” of the condom demonstrations, which adds to speculation that the demonstrations were indeed a part of the curriculum.
Fifth and sixth graders are also assured that the “morning after pill” is “NOT an abortion pill,” and that “Youth 12 years of age or older can receive sexual health and reproductive services without parental consent.”
The female condom seems to be particularly relevant to the presentation, as there are a considerable number of slides dedicated to this particular form of birth control.
Some of the praise lavished on the FC is that it can be inserted “hours before vaginal sex, so you don’t have to interrupt foreplay to be safe!” The FC, according to the presentation, is great for “Women, men, transgender folk,” and you can use if you are “gay” or “straight.”
Some screenshots of some of the graphic slides (Page 42 is too graphic to be shown here):