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TUSD Board hears opinions about Sex Ed. from packed house

Parents and educators from around Tucson spoke at TUSD Board meeting on Thursday.
Posted: 10:21 PM, Aug 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 01:21:37-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Parents and educators from around Tucson spoke at TUSD Board meeting on Thursday.

"What I'm interested in is a scientific curriculum," said Tracey Kurtzman, pediatrician and TUSD parent.

"I want one that is accurate scientifically, that's based on facts."

"My motivation is not hate, by any means, my motivation is a love for children, my motivation is caring about the next generation," said Denise Cook, also a TUSD parent and former employee of the district.

"My child is a transgendered male and he had to discover what that meant because he did a Google of his feelings," said Patricia Casey.

Cook says her concern is for the health of Tucson students.

"I'm talking about the transgender ideology, that's the biggest point that I am opposed to."

Cook added, "I think it's a dangerous ideology, and again, we both want our kids to be happy and healthy, I don't think this is a healthy ideology."

"Kids need to learn about how to be safe with their bodies," Kurtzman said, "how to prevent disease, how to enter into relationships that are equitable and they need to learn about consent."

Another Board meeting will be held a next Thursday. TUSD Board President Adelita Grijalva said the date on a final decision about the sex ed. curriculum was pushed back from August 27th to September 10th.