U.S. Senators Reintroduce Bill To Expand Sex Ed Programs
A group of U.S. Senators has reintroduced a bill that would significantly expand sex ed programs, ensuring federal funding for programs that are “evidence-based, age appropriate, medically accurate, and culturally appropriate.” Called the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA), it would establish stricter criteria for sex ed programs, create professional development opportunities for educators, and more.
San Diego Unified School District Reaffirms Commitment to Sex Ed Curriculum
Last month, we mentioned that parents in the San Diego Unified School District were circulating a petition to protest a sex ed curriculum they saw as inappropriate. The petition ended up garnering over 2,000 signatures, but the school Board has resolved to keep the curriculum in place, while re-emphasizing the right of parents to opt-out.
Kentucky Group Rallies for More Guidance Around Comprehensive Sex Ed
In Louisville, Kentucky, a group called Louisville Sex Education Now (LSEN) is pushing for equal access to sex ed. But state sex ed standards are vague, and sex ed implementation decisions are left up to each, individual school. But LSEN’s rally is helping to raise awareness of this inadequacy, and the superintendent of schools says there are now plans to to form a committee with health education teachers and a district specialist who will look at state standards and figure out how to provide better, more specific guidance to schools.
New Zealand Students Call for Compulsory Consent Education
In New Zealand, Wellington High School students have been circulating a petition that calls for compulsory consent education. This afternoon, students will deliver their 6,000-signature-strong petition to Parliament.