A New York high school is defending itself after facing backlash for teaching students terms like "coochie slayer" and "professional raw dogger."
The Croton-Harmon High School in Westchester, New York said it stands by its "sex-ed lesson."
Republican candidate for New York governor Rob Astorino drew attention to the lesson when he posted a picture of sexually explicit words and phrases written on a 10th grade whiteboard on June 14th.
Many parents raised issues with the "inappropriate, vulgar & criminal sexual content" being taught to students, Astorino said on Twitter.
Some phrases taught that day include "rearrange my insides," "coochie slayer," "professional raw dogger," "f*cking," "bone," "dick me down," and the misspelled "charzarding," an act appropriating the beloved pokemon character charizard.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, the school defended its teacher and said the 10th grade students "should discuss these sexual terms." Phrases like "bust one in me" teaches "the importance of using respectful language" about sex, the school said.
"Learning experiences such as this one are important for our students," the school said in a statement. "We trust our highly trained, dedicated, and passionate professionals in their facilitation of these experiences."
Asotrino said the students can’t go to a movie that’s R-rated or to NC-17.
"Yet they’re having these discussions in class, which makes a lot of kids very uncomfortable and parents angry that they weren’t told about it," he said, according to local news.
Parents said the content doesn't belongs in a classroom.
"I frankly do not see the connection of using this level of vulgarity in the classroom and teaching the concepts that the administration says are the goals," one parent said.
The Westchester school is not the only New York school teaching kids sexually explicit material.
In March, the New York Education Department promoted the pornographic book Gender Queer when Lauren Moore, a librarian from Albany, shared the book as part of Read Across America. Gender Queer features explicit drawings of teens performing oral sex, among other acts.
As well, a private school in New York City hosted a controversial speaker this winter who taught sexually explicit content in a four session series.
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