Monday , 25 September 2017

McKinney Debates: Who is Best to Set Sex Education Policy and Programs?

By TSB Staff

The Texas Senate Education Committee advanced a bill, introduced by our own Sen. Ken Paxton, that would require parental signatures if sex education is taught by someone other than a school district employee and would ban organizations that provide abortions from setting foot on school grounds, including Planned Parenthood.

From the Austin-American Statesman:

Supporters of the bill accused Planned Parenthood of placing an improper emphasis on sexual freedom and abortion rights that is inappropriate for school-age children. Opponents accused Paxton of attempting to place unneeded restrictions on local instruction that would force some school districts to drop sex education despite high rates of teen pregnancy.

So, McKinney, what level of government is best positioned to set sex education policy?

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