Sex Education in public schools – how it’s taught, what it covers – is often the topic of dissent among parents, educational and healthcare professionals. Laws regarding Sex Education vary from state-to-state and are worth watching in an ongoing effort to protect children. For example:
California Senate Bill 71, authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl, and now signed into law, updates the current laws and eliminates contradictions by establishing a new definition of comprehensive sexual health education, setting age-appropriate grade levels for required topics, creating a new uniform parental consent policy, and ensuring that instruction is age-appropriate, scientifically current, and bias-free. The bill continues to mandate HIV/AIDS prevention education and to give schools discretion as to whether to teach sex education.