Contact: Michelle Turner, Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum, 301-335-6042
During a recent parents' meeting at one of the test schools, no verbal questions were allowed, according to Turner. "We decided parents need to be better informed in order to choose whether or not they want their child to participate." she said.
"One particularly harmful 'fact' that the new curriculum will teach is transgenderism, which is defined as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. I wonder if parents realize that their children are being taught a mental disorder as just your average lifestyle choice." she added.
The event features Ms. Turner as well as Dr. Ruth Jacobs, an infectious disease specialist, and CRC's representative on the Board's Citizens Advisory Committee, the group that put the curriculum together for the Board's approval. Dr. Jacobs collected over 270 signatures of physicians in
The curriculum was approved by the Board on January 9th. It will be tested among 8th graders at Argyle, Julius West, and
The meeting will be held from 7-9 pm at the Washingtonian Marriott,