Texas Attorney General Demands Fort Worth School District Hand Over Human Sexuality Curriculum

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sent a letter to Fort Worth Independent School District (ISD) requesting a full and complete copy of the district’s human sexuality curriculum after the district repeatedly denied parents access to these public documents. Parents reported that not only were their records requests denied, but their children were prohibited from bringing a copy of their textbooks home for review or from taking photos of the curriculum.

According to an article released last Thursday, Paxton cited state and federal laws that give parents access to “all written records of a school district concerning the parent’s child” and “the right to inspect and review the education records of their children.”

“Parents have the right to inspect and review information regarding what their child is learning and participating in while attending school,” Attorney General Paxton said. “By law, public school curriculum should be fully available to the public, and parents retain their constitutional right to direct their own child’s upbringing. Denying parental and public access to curriculum of any kind is a clear violation of the Texas Education Code.”

The letter requests that Fort Worth ISD provide a complete copy of their human sexuality curriculum, which has been used in 22 schools since 2015, to the Office of the Attorney General.

Read the Attorney General Paxton’s full letter to ISD HERE.