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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:09 PM

Texas prepares for showdown Monday over sex ed curriculum

For the first time in more than two decades, the Texas State Board of Education is slated to make changes to its sex education curriculum, triggering a likely showdown between conservative and liberal state activists.

The last revisions to the health education standards were in 1997, and much of the debate is expected to revolve around issues of contraception, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The state board is holding its first public hearing on the issue Monday with a final vote on the changes in November.

Texas law requires schools that offer sex education to promote abstinence as the preferred behavior for unmarried students. Most of those lessons are relegated to middle and high school levels.

Read more: https://www.statesman.com/news/20200626/texas-prepares-for-showdown-monday-over-sex-ed-curriculum

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