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SEX EDUCATION RESOURCES

In 2016, 40% of school districts in the United States used the National Sex Education Standards.  Most districts will be adopting the new 2020 standards in the near future.  Check with your district by submitting an Open Records Request to determine which standards will be used in your school. 

National Sex Education Standards (2nd Edition 2020)

States have different laws regarding sex education curriculum, parental notifications and parental opt out options.  Check your state's laws here:

Sex Education and State Law Policy Chart (SIEUS - Sex Ed for Social Change)


 

THE PROTECTION OF PUPIL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: A TOOLKIT FOR PARENTS

https://www.aflegal.org/resources/pupil-rights


 

HOW TO SUBMIT AN OPEN RECORDS REQUEST

“Sunshine laws” give citizens access to government documents and meetings. “Open records laws” detail the records, documents and information that state agencies and local governments must disclose if requested. “Open meetings laws” establish the rights the public has to listen to debate and watch the decision making process of their elected officials. For federal agencies, records requests are governed by the Freedom of Information Act (foia.gov). Each state has their own individual laws for record requests and open meeting requirements. (continue)


LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 

Find training from industry experts on topics such as campaigning, communications, fundraising, grassroots organizing, and more. Many of their resources are free or low-cost. thinking of running for office? Start with Leadership Institute. 
 
  

 

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

In their own words, Heritage is "an organization whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense."
 
They host a number of online events, publish articles, and produce videos that are great for understanding public issues and policies. They also have great resources for deepening your understanding of the Constitution, which we've linked below.
 

 

GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION


 

IVOTERGUIDE

An organization dedicated to helping Americans be better stewards of their right to vote. They empower voters with information about the candidates they have to choose from. They are beginning to delve into more local races, so check back often and subscribe to notifications to make sure you don't miss valuable information about what will appear on your ballot.
 

REPORTS ON EDUCATION FROM A CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE

https://education-consumers.org/


 From CourageIsAHabit.org

"Want to know if your child’s school uses inappropriate materials or policies, but don’t know how to find out?
We can help.
Using our simple and intuitive guide, you’ll be able to quickly uncover what your children are being exposed to at school."

10 Questions Parents Should Ask: A Guide to Defending Your Child