There is a reason and it certainly is not the one dems offer. But before we get into that here is another question, how is it that on questions like this, i.e. sex ed, abortion, immigration, homelessness, etc., everyone in either party is so clearly divided? How can there be such unanimity among people especially on questions that would seem to break down along the lines of one action is “good” and the other is “evil”? That really is the larger question and it leads to another, why does the “evil” side always seem to be winning? Take this example, what business is it of the state when or what parents teach THEIR children about sex? This situation has been handled for thousands of years without incident so why is it that over the last 50 years it has become so imperative that schools take on this “responsibility”? And what has been the result? Higher instances of teen pregnancy, more abortions, more single parent families, broken homes, divorce and a general decay of society so why would we want the state to start destroying our children even earlier? Well, if you haven’t figured out the answer to original question by now all I can tell you is that you are part of the problem.
Washington Senate passes bill requiring comprehensive sex ed in public schools
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Senators in Washington passed a bill Wednesday that would require every public school in the state to provide comprehensive sexual health education.
Senate Bill 5395 passed 28-21. It now moves on to the House.
According to KATU’s news partner, The Columbian, Democrats backed the bill and argued it is a way to encourage healthy, consensual relationships, deter sexual violence and guard against sexual predators.
The Republicans’ stance is that the bill weakens the authority of parents and school boards and imposes orders from the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The bill states that parents or legal guardians who wish to have their children excused from any planned sexual health education may do so by filing a written request with the school district board of directors or the principal of the school.
The bill allows school districts to have a say over how and what students are taught. It would bring sex education to students as young as kindergarten and first grade.
While specific curriculum wouldn’t be mandated, having some form of sex education in every school would be.
According to Washington state law, sex education must be not only medically accurate but age appropriate.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal says a first-grader wouldn’t be learning about pregnancy prevention or STDs.
“In first grade, it’s appropriate to teach how to say no when someone is touching you, how to get help or tell an adult,” Reykdal said.
Under SB 5395, high schoolers would learn more in depth about consent both verbal and physical.