The Florida Board of Education’s proposal could expand parental rights in education laws related to classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity. ABC News reported on Wednesday.
The proposal expands current laws that ban sexual orientation and gender identity education in pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms and would ban such classes in grades 4 through 12. Yes ..or is part of a reproductive health course or health lesson where the student’s parents have the option of not having the student attend. “
A hearing on the proposed policy is scheduled for April 19.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Parents’ Rights in First Education Act in March 2022.
Critics called the law a “Don’t Say Gay” law and claimed it was intended to exclude LGBTQ identities from school content and discussion.
Laura McGinnis of the LGBTQ advocacy group PFLAG told ABC News that “everybody has a sexual orientation and gender identity,” adding, “The rules seem to make it utterly impossible to give much guidance.” It looks like,” he added.
The law is a larger pattern by Republicans in many states to combat what they claim is the teaching of liberal theory to students, including classes on race, sexual orientation, and gender. is part of The Hill.
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