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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Boston Middle School Distributes Sexually Explicit Survey to 6th- and 7th-Graders

'She said half her class didn't even know what any of this stuff meant...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A Boston-area middle school issued a survey last Wednesday to pre-pubescent children asking them to record their sexual histories, including whether they have performed oral sex, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

It also asked the children whether or not they were transgender.

The survey, administered to sixth- and seventh-graders, sparked outrage among concerned parents of the Eliot K-8 Innovation School.

Photos of the survey revealed that it contained the following, particularly egregious, questions:

Have you ever participated in oral sex? Oral sex is when a person puts their mouth on another person’s genitals or private area.

And:

A transgender person is someone who does not feel the same inside as the sex they were born with. Are you transgender?

Deirdre Hall, a mother of a sixth-grade student at the school, called the questionnaire “entirely inappropriate.” She found out when her daughter informed her of the “really weird survey” she took in class.

“She said half her class didn’t even know what any of this stuff meant,” Hall said. “Now they’re coming home and asking their parents and their friends, ‘What’s oral sex?'”

In response to the outrage, the principal of Eliot K-8, Traci Walker Griffith, sent home a letter informing parents that Boston Public School administrators would address their concerns.

“There are many concerns regarding the age appropriateness of the survey questions related to a number of topics including sexual health,” she wrote, passing the blame on to administrators.

“We have reached out and shared these concerns with the Superintendent’s Office, Office of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Health and Wellness,” she added.

According to Griffith, the district will offer a Zoom meeting in the coming weeks so parents can address the grooming survey.

“Boston Public Schools will respond to the concerns and send a communication to our community,” she wrote. “In the spirit of continuous improvement, the district will also create an opportunity for our families to share feedback in an upcoming scheduled Zoom meeting.”

At the meeting, the Health and Wellness Office will “provide resources” for students who were “negatively impacted by the content of the survey.”

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