Poll: 1,168 parents say school presented children with explicit information – The Federalist | Team Cansler

After showing my friend Bob the latest video from TikTok’s Libs Twitter account, I told him I had no idea what I would do when my daughter started school. He turned to me and asked an obvious question. “How do you know this happens in all schools? Couldn’t that just be some rogue trainers?”

I tapped my pregnant belly as I stood there thinking he was right. I had no idea if these videos were simply the most outrageous of teachers, or if this pointed to a widespread problem across school districts. Since my daughter is due in December, I thought it would be helpful to know what exactly is going on in the public schools, not least to give me peace of mind as I step into this new chapter of my life.

I thought about asking the local school district to give me an overview of the lesson plans, but then I thought, why confine my discoveries to my own school district? More importantly, why hear from schools when I could hear from parents instead?

I have a bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Sciences from Bowling Green State University, for which I took public health courses. One asked me to work in a group to design a survey on a public health issue. So I decided to use this knowledge to design an anonymous survey for it and use my twitter account to encourage people to participate. I wrote down every subject that a parent could possibly object to, even ones I didn’t object to myself, and even ones I found so abhorrent that I assumed they would never be taught in schools.

Ultimately, 1,195 people took part in this survey, a pretty good sample size. Of that total, 1,168 said their children had encountered sexually explicit material at school. That’s 98 percent of respondents who report their children have encountered sexually explicit material at school.

Of course, the survey participants chose themselves, which likely influenced the results. Still, 1,168 many sexually explicit encounters are in schools — and those are the encounters that parents know about. Surely there are many more that the parents don’t know about.

The survey I designed asked parents if their children had encountered sexually explicit material at school, and if so, the child’s age, who had exposed it, and what type of material the child had encountered. The full results, including a state breakdown, can be found here.

Not just the Blue States at all

Before I received the results, I had many assumptions, many of which were disproved by the results. For example, I assumed Virginia would be a big hit because of the Loudoun County incident. I assumed New York would be a big problem.

I thought Democrat-run states had a higher incident rate than Republican-run states because it appeared on the Libs of TikTok feed that the blue states had a much higher rate of teachers bragging about their accomplishments. That also turned out to be wrong. Incident rates were high in red states like Arkansas, Ohio and Texas.

I also assumed that the children’s age range would be somewhere between 14 and 16, which is high school. After all, I went to public school and took sex ed classes in the seventh and eighth grades. The lesson consisted essentially of “don’t do it”. When I asked a more racy question, my teacher’s response was, “How do you know about this? Go ask your parents!”

But times have changed, and it turns out I was wrong about everything—the age groups, the subjects, the states that covered those subjects, and most importantly, the frequency of these incidents in my state. Not only my state, but the school district I was planning to locate in, Brecksville/Broadview Heights, was the top offender in Ohio State and included a whopping 50 of the 70 Ohio respondents who said their children were exposed to sexual material at school encountered

When the poll results came in, at first I thought I’d score. Some gender ideologues who don’t like people asking questions have decided to flood my account. But as the data count grew from 10 to 20 to 30 and I began to see patterns in the results, I began to see that this was real: something was happening in the Brecksville/Broadview schools.

The most worrying results? Well, for starters, the most prominent age of exposure to “sexually explicit content” was 13. Thirteen. The most important “people” who exposed a child were listed by the survey participants as first teachers, followed by the school nurse and third by another student.

Transgender conversions hidden from parents

When asked what issues parents are concerned with, things got even more disturbing.

The most worrying results? I would say the reports of ‘sex toys’, ‘abortion services’, ‘burlesque/strippers/go-go dancers’ in schools and the one that made my heart skip a beat: ‘Put together a ‘gender plan’ for your child without her knowledge.” In the nationwide aggregate results of the survey, 14 percent of parents, or 165 of them, said this happened to their child at school.

A gender plan is when the school “socially transitions a child into a transgender identity.” This may include giving the child a new name, new pronouns, a change of clothes at school and, most importantly for safety reasons, allowing the child to use the bathroom and changing room of their choice. Of course, these results left me with more questions than answers. Is it specifically a school-wide policy, or are there rogue school staff that the admins are unaware of?

As for the nine parents at the Brecksville/Broadview Heights City Schools in Ohio who responded that they discovered a secret gender plan for their children at school, how many other children have been socially modified but the parents have no idea? Are the children socially transformed or do they come out as gay and the schools hide it from their parents?

Regarding sex toys, strippers and abortion services, I would like to know in what context these topics are introduced. Is it the students who ask the school staff these questions, or is it an important part of the sex education curriculum? Do the strippers come to school to talk to the kids about sex work?

Sex Ed belongs only to the parents

For many people the context of this information is important, but for me one thing is clear: I no longer trust schools and will be monitoring my daughter’s work closely once she starts school. I alone will teach my daughter sex ed. I cannot and do not trust any stranger, teacher or not, to teach my daughter this.

Sex is such an important issue that can affect many facets of our lives. Sex is inseparable from our emotional and physical health, as well as our relationships with other people. Sex is far too important a topic to teach to strangers, no matter how well-meaning those strangers may be.

A parent might be wondering: what’s the pay in school teaching sex education? To avoid awkward conversations? Because “everyone at school does it”? Parenting is not a popularity contest, and my daughter’s overall mental and emotional health is far more important than anything else or what others think of me.

I want my daughter to accept, understand and take care of her body. I want my daughter to develop healthy relationship boundaries with other people. I want her to have the confidence to say “no” if something doesn’t feel right about her, no matter what names (fanatic, -phobe, old-fashioned, etc.) someone may call her, while at the same time being respectful of others who are choose to live differently from them.

Sex education is a real opportunity to grow close and community with my daughter. Why should I give a stranger this opportunity?


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