Texas Board Of Education To Consider Updating Sex Ed

Jun 30, 2020

Credit Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TEXAS SEX ED - Yesterday, the Republican-dominated Texas State Board of Education began hearing testimony on how to update sexual education standards for the first time since 1997. 19-year-old Lily Stern told board members she supports a comprehensive curriculum, which she did not have as a student.                

"I understand the crucial importance of young girls and boys becoming educating about consent, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infections, and reproductive health care," said Stern  "It is my right to be taught these topics in order to be prepared, know my options, and make responsible decisions that I deem best for me." 

Texas public schools are not required to teach sex-education, but those that do are required to emphasize abstinence.