Parents are outraged by the Education Standards and Performance Indicators set by the Oregon Department of Education.
many parents, concerned about the emotional and well being of their children have been left out of this decision making process. They want real equity in the process, and are often blindsided when they learn their children have been taught ideologies and information they deem inappropriate. This is wrong and biased against these families.
Opt-Out is not foolproof. Often, even with a request on file, students are exposed to assemblies, outside speakers, and curriculum, their parents have requested to be exempt from.
We petition the ODE and Oregon School Board Association, the courses pertaining to controversial and sensitive materials used in the health curriculum have an OPT -IN requirement, not OPT-OUT as it is currently.