Progressive Silicon Valley Parents Freak Out Over Sex Ed

More than 1,000 Palo Alto, California, parents say a curriculum with homosexuality, sex toys, and teenage hookups is too explicit. The school board says too bad.

Even parents in one of the richest, most progressive cities in the nation worry about what their kids are learning about sex.

More than 1,600 parents in Palo Alto, California, have signed a petition to stop their school district’s sex education program until it’s changed. These Silicon Valley parents say they are concerned by descriptions provided to middle school students that describe explicit sexual experiences including masturbation, premarital sex, and the use of sex toys.