Quantcast

Panel Approves Bill To Begin Sex Ed In Kindergarten

Lucélia Ribeiro, CC BY-SA 2.0

Sex ed mandate passes House committee 

Feb 27, 2020

The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – By one vote, a House committee on Thursday approved a bill to require public school districts in the state of Washington to teach comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students beginning with the 2022-23 school year.

SB 5395 would be phased in over two years, with the topic taught to students in grades six through 12 beginning with the 2021-2022 school year and to all students a year later. Backers of the bill say it’s designed with equity in mind, to ensure all students get the opportunity to learn.

Several opponents say sex education should be restricted to grades seven through 12.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The bill states that the definition of comprehensive sexual health education for K-3 would be social-emotional learning. Supporters of the measure said that’s already taught at most schools and involves learning about healthy friendships and protecting one’s personal space from unwanted touching.

After the House Education Committee voted 9-8 to approve the bill, it’s headed to the full House for a vote. The Senate already has approved it, but will have to agree with changes made by the House or hash out a final version.

State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, D-Seattle, said:

“Our children are facing a very different world than the one in which we were raised. The type of advertising or even the type of fare that is available on commercial television today would have been censored in my day.

“And so it becomes even more important, I think, for our educational system to focus on what it does, which is providing knowledge and skills for students to navigate into the future, both the one that we find ourselves in with the ‘Me Too’ movement that we would not have imagined even five years ago — but the future that we still can’t imagine that is on the horizon … ”  Read more. 

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

RECENTLY ON HEADLINE HEALTH: 

Death Ed Classes Lead To MORE Student Suicides

UK Sex Ed Curriculum Pushes Foot Fetish

Would You Pass A Sex Ed Quiz? Most 60-Year-Olds Didn’t

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

TRENDING

ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives

Kaiser Health News – As a deadly heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest last month, overwhelming hospital emergency rooms in a region unaccustomed to...

Hospitals That Sue Their Own Patients

Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon sued more than 1,000 patients over the past two years. Hundreds of those suits were filed during the pandemic at a time when many companies have been backing away from taking patients to court over unpaid medical debt. The state of New York even banned the practice.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Why I Got ‘The Trump Vaccine’

NEW YORK POST – Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged Sunday that she was inoculated against COVID-19 “months ago” — with...

Latest Villains In Covid Blame Game: Country Music Fans

NEW YORK POST – St. Louis will reinstate its mask mandate on Monday, as one local health official tries to blame country music fans...

Trust Bible, Or Trust Fauci?

A California man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines on social media has died after a month-long battle with the virus.

Biden-Harris Border ‘Hypocrisy’ Fuels Drug Smuggling, Covid Rise: Physician/Congressman

WASHINGTON — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to bring attention to the worsening crisis...

What If The Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade?

OPINION | CNN – In some alternate universe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retired during the Obama presidency and Democrats were able to...

Excess Masturbation Cited In Near-Fatal Stoke

New York Post – This fellow redefined "mind-blowing sex" after he suffered a life-threatening stroke while repeatedly masturbating. Now, medical experts are saying he’s...

Large Ivermectin Study Retracted

MEDPAGE TODAY – A large Egyptian study of ivermectin for COVID-19 patients has been retracted over concerns of plagiarism and serious problems with their...

Mental Illness History Overshadows Possible Herschel Walker Run

ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero...
- Advertisement -