Why the CLASS Act Initiative is needed to Repeal SB 48
SB48 was passed in January and affects all public and charter schools. It “uses all social science curriculum, including history books and other instructional materials, to teach children as young as five not only to accept but also to endorse transgenderism, bisexuality, and homosexuality.”
This opposition to this bill failed to get enough signatures to make it on the ballot in the last election, so this is Round 2.
The new proposed legislation would be known as the CLASS ACT. It repeals the bad law and mandates an accurate teaching of history, requiring legislators to stay out of curriculum development.
In other states, where this kind of curriculum has been mandated, parents were told their children would be truant if they were pulled from the classes. One father went to jail for his insistence on his right to oppose these lessons. (Massachusettes)
How it became law
SB 48 made its way through the legislature and was signed into law by Governor Brown in July 2011. SB 48 mandates implementation of this bill on January 1, 2012.
What it does
SB 48 uses all social science curriculum, including history books and other instructional materials, to teach children as young as five not only to accept but also to endorse transgenderism, bisexuality, and homosexuality. SB 48 has been misrepresented to the public and passed as a bill aimed to end bullying. SB 48 went into effect January 2012. Under SB 48, public schools will begin supplementing current instruction with pro-transgender, bisexual and homosexual materials before textbooks are revised. If schools do not comply with this they are in violation of the law.
Fortunately, there is another way to get rid of this overreaching and inaccurate teaching of history. Sign the petition, pass the CLASS Act.
What you can do
Our public schools are academic institutions, not a place for politicians to force their radical agenda on children. SB 48 does absolutely nothing to reduce bullying, improve the state of our education system, ensure students graduate, or prepare them for global competitiveness. Instead it diverts precious classroom time and resources away from science, math, reading, and writing to promote the political agenda of a few.
Stop SB 48 supporters are rallying together to repeal this law through the initiative process. An Initiative called the CLASS (children learning accurate social science) Act has been filed. This initiative demands the accurate teaching of history. With this initiative in place no person will be left out because of his or her sexual preference, but rather their contribution to history will be the focus not their sexual preference. We must gather 700,000 signatures to qualify this initiative for the ballot. You can get involved by signing the petition, receiving our email updates, donating to Stop SB 48, volunteering, following us on Facebook and letting your family and friends know about Stop SB 48 and the CLASS Act.