TeachTheFacts were parents and supporters of students in Montgomery County, Maryland, who were committed to promoting tolerance and fact-based education in our public schools. The group dissolved after a successful implemention of the new curriculum, though the Vigilance blog and historical resources are still maintained.
The group formed in 2004 to support a 21st century sex education curriculum for MCPS students. While continuing to stress the importance of abstinence for teens, we supported a new curriculum that expanded upon the old one by providing students with current knowledge about how to protect themselves, based on the latest science and advice from the medical and scientific communities. Also, based on mainstream science, we supported the new curriculum, which recognizes that sexual orientation is not a choice, and that homosexuality is not a disease.
Across the nation and in our own back yard, religious extremists are attempting to impose their beliefs on all of our children, and to dictate what our children learn about themselves, their bodies, and about the people around them.
This web site provides documents, resources, and links related to the implementation of the new curriculum.