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 Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Michelle Rhee have decided to eliminate youth programs from DC Public Schools and from the community based on agendas that are not in the best interest of youth in Washington, DC.  Read the facts below and take action:

Read the new Health Education Standards (PDF file)

The following standards are on pages 9 and 10:
6th grade: (6.1.6)Explain that people, regardless of biological sex, gender, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and culture, have sexual feeling and the need for love, affection and physical intimacy
8th grade:  (8.1.5) Define sexual orientation, using correct terminology, and explain that as people grow and develop, they may begin to feel romantically and or sexually attracted to people of a different gender and/or to people of the same gender

 Commentary and Analysis by ULTRA Teen Choice co-founder Richard Urban Letters from Chancellor Michelle Rhee, Mayor Adrian Fenty, & others

Letter to the Editor of the Washington Times re Adam Tenner

Letter to the Editor of the Washinton Times re Merit Pay

Letter to the Editor of the Washington Times re AIDS Amnesia

Mayor Fenty Plays Hardball with Youth Programs:  7-29-08

Response to Michelle Rhee Letter-June-2008: 7-8-08

Letter to Mayor Fentry requesting an investigation: 1-17-08

SAVE DC Rally Press Release:
12-27-07


Why has ULTRA Teen Choice been targeted?  12-15-07

Response to Michelle Rhee Email-12-2007:  12-12-07

The Real Deal about Discrimination in Washington, DC: 12-11-07

Letter to Chancellor Michelle Rhee:  12-06-07

Testimony by Richard Urban at the hearing on the proposed health education standards:  11-18-07

Response to proposed Health Education Standards: 11-19-07

Additional Comments for the Board of Education

Hidden Agenda for new District of Columbia proposed Health Education Standards

Letter from Michelle Rhee explaining why ULTRA Teen Choice was kicked out of DC Public Schools:  June-2008

Letter from Mayor Fenty confirming that ULTRA Teen Choice is kicked out

Letter from Michelle Rhee banning ULTRA Teen Choice from DC Public Schools

Michelle Rhee's email-12-2007

Tina May Email (Tina May is the Stuart-Hobson Middle School parent representative on the Local School Restructuring Team, or LSRT)  This is the only statement an LSRT member has issued regarding why the ULTRA Teen Choice program was cancelled at Stuart-Hobson, other than the email below from Rachel Kimboko)

Emails from the Local School Restructuring Team and the Chancellor's office (A list of the LSRT members was never received, as requested,  and Principal Bandon Eatman says he does not have it either.  DC School regulations require a copy of the minutes of the LSRT to be in the school office and the school library, but on November 30th, no information was available in either location.)

Email from Metro Teen AIDS

  


 

 

Media Coverage 

SAVE DC Rally Press Release:
12-27-07

The New Fundamentalists
by Joseph Loconte
The Weekly Standard:  12-19-07

JR Barras Report: 12-16-07

Sex Bias in DC Public Schools 
Washington Times:12-13-07

The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi:  12-7-07
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Urban Fears Ban of Abstinence Programs:  The District Chronicles 11-29-07

Press Release:  11-28-07

Guidelines under fire for 'biased' sex courses:   Washington Times:  November 28th, 2007

Abstinence-only leaders upset program was cut:  The Examiner:  November 28th, 2007

2K Nation Radio Program:
11-25-07
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What you can do:

Email Michelle Rhee, Mayor Fenty, and all City Council members:
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Sign the Letter to the Mayor    Contact Mayor Fenty: 202-727-1429 mayor@dc.gov

Read the text of the petition to the mayor, City Council, and Board of Education here .

Contact Mayor Fenty: 202-727-1429 mayor@dc.gov

Contact School Chancellor Michelle Rhee:  202-442-5885  michelle.rhee@dc.gov

Contact the Board of Education members

Contact City council members

Make your voice heard now, Let's give Washington DC public school students the choice to have a program that encourages and supports them in their decision to stay abstinent.