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Guidance Document Change: The guidance document "Model Policies Concerning Instructional Materials with Sexually Explicit Content" was developed in conjunction with stakeholders in order to comply with SB656 (2022).
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7/18/22  8:05 am
Commenter: Bryan Sullivan

Sex Ed been in schools for over 100 yrs. There is no fire.

SB656 looks to try to fix what ain't broke. Sex Ed has been in our Public School's curriculum for 100 yrs.  If it was not productive, it would have ended.  If it was truly problematic, it would have been revealed by now.  Keep adult politics out of our children's classrooms.  Trust our curriculum and materials to the professional educators.

In 1912, the National Education Association called for teacher training programs in sexuality education. In 1940, the U.S. Public Health Service strongly advocated sexuality education in the schools, labeling it an “urgent need.” In 1953, the American School Health Association launched a nationwide program in family life education. Two years later, the American Medical Association, in conjunction with the NEA, published five pamphlets that were commonly referred to as “the sex education series” for schools. 


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