State Board of Education leaves sex ed unchanged after intense meeting

Jun 25, 2019 by

An effort to pave the way to changes to the state’s sex education guidelines fell flat during an intense Arizona State Board of Education meeting, where the board spent hours listening to parents, lawmakers and advocates rail against what several said was the “sexualization” of children.

Some of those who attended the jam-packed meeting expressed concern over porn’s influence on children.

Others wanted sexual education to leave out instruction on anal sex, oral sex and homosexuality.

Many said that the birds and the bees should be left to parents to teach.

The crowd was so large as the Arizona State Board of Education weighed changes to rules governing sexual education in schools, officials had to open three overflow rooms, where dozens clustered to watch the meeting on a livestream and wait to speak.

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