NewsEducation / January 30, 2018

Legislation Update: Sex Ed, Computer Science

The Senate has approved a bill for parents to opt-in to sex education, and to require computer science in all Hoosier schools. 2018-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
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Legislation Update: Sex Ed, Computer Science

Lauren Chapman/IPB News

The State Senate approved a bill Tuesday requiring parents to opt-in to sex education.

Some senators pushed back on the proposal before the vote. Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) called it dangerous, and asked if parents should be allowed to keep their children from learning other subjects they don’t morally agree with.

Senate Education Committee Chair Dennis Kruse, says it gives parents rights they should have.

The bill passed, 37-12.

The Senate also approved legislation to require computer science in every school. It would create a grant fund to help train teachers in the subject.

 

 

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