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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  7:37 am
Commenter: Maureen Mahaney

SB 656 is wrong

I think this bill is drastically flawed.  It attempts to shelter children from life's realities.  It is naive to believe that children won't hear about sexuality.  Curiosity is a natural part of the maturing process and should be encouraged instead of blanketed by 'taboo' labeling.    Educating young people gives a presentation of valid information vs. speculating with their peers.  It further promotes divisiveness and encourages an us/them mentality.  As a parent, you could use it as a learning experience to impart your moral values -- discuss with them what they learned and apply your prejudices, etc. to guide them.  

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