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Paxton Demands Fort Worth ISD Release Human Sexuality Curriculum

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claims parents are denied copies of the curriculum.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is demanding the Fort Worth Independent School District release a sixth-grade “human sexuality curriculum,” which includes lessons about gender identity and sexual orientation.

Parents wanting a copy of the curriculum were denied by the school district, Paxton claimed in a press release. Paxton also claimed students were not allowed to bring home textbooks or take photos of the curriculum. He said denying access to the curriculum is a violation of the Texas Education Code.

Paxton said the curriculum has been used in 22 schools since 2015.

“By law, public school curriculum should be fully available to the public, and parents retain their constitutional right to direct their own child’s upbringing,” Paxton wrote in a press release. 

Fort Worth ISD officials did not return a request for comment made by the Texas Tribune

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