Parents and teachers express concerns over mandatory sex ed
Opponents to bill say the sex curriculum is not age-appropriate
Last updated 2/21/2020 at 4:24pm
Parents, students, and educational professionals voiced their concerns in a public hearing about a bill that would mandate comprehensive sexual education in public schools beginning as soon as kindergarten.
Lorraine Jenne, chair for the Wahluke School Board in Grant County, testified to the House Education Committee on Thursday in opposition to Senate Bill 5395 and in “defense of our homes and our children.”
Jenne said the bill is a “clear overreach” of state government, both on the rights of local community school boards and the rights of parents to determine the timing and context...