California Parent Alliance to monitor new sex curriculum framework

By Michael Hernandez

THOUSAND OAKS—The California Parent Alliance—is a new education parent organization that claims California publishers have taken a more extreme stance in the publishing of sex education curriculum—going beyond the newly adopted state curriculum frameworks on sex education.

The California Parent Alliance (CPA) is a non-profit non-partisan organization (does not endorse political parties or candidates) and is dedicated to defending parental rights.

According to the California Parent Alliance website the California Department of Education in 2017 appointed 20 individuals—which includes public school teachers, a few professors, public health professionals and two representatives who have worked with Planned Parenthood (Lidia Carlton and Amy Streavel) to serve on the Curriculum Framework Evaluation and Criteria Committee (CFCC) to revise the Health Education Framework.

The California Parent Alliance website states that districts that deny they are adopting new frameworks for elementary school are “playing games with semantics” since they technically are not doing sex education but are introducing new gender identification/transgender curriculum—which is considered separate from the sex education framework.

Modern transgenderism introduces the theory that gender is non-binary, meaning not just male or female.   This belief is that there may be an infinite number of genders.

The health education framework was adopted by the California Department of Education on May 8, 2018 with the exclusion of the following resources:

  • My Princess Boy
  • Who Are You?: The Kids Guide to Gender Identity
  • Changing You!: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality
  • The What’s Happening to My Body?: Book for Boys
  • The What’s Happening to My Body?: Book for Girls
  • S.E.X: The All You Need to Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties

(Editor’s Note:  For a link to the California health education framework go to:  The final version will be posted in fall, 2019.)

(Editor’s Note:  The California Parent Alliance launched eight weeks ago in Conejo Valley and meets weekly at different locations.  Their next meeting is Thursday, July 25th (6:30 p.m.) at the Newbury Park Casa de la Senda Community Clubhouse, 3780 Cabrillo Blvd. For more information contact President Tim Cooley, who can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 805-732-7277.  The website is

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service, founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor.  He has worked 25 years as a middle school teacher.   Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].

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I believe they ARE allowed to operate as long as their application has been submitted. I’m not an attorney. Is the above commenter an attorney?

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Based on my experience and understanding of nonprofits, Hope is correct. But if they subsequently disallow it, you might have tax liability.

An attorney or CPA with relevant skills should be consulted.


I believe that technically it’s not a nonprofit until it’s been granted nonprofit status by the Internal Revenue Service.