California’s Board of Education is revamping the guidance it gives for teaching sex education from kindergarten through high school in public schools. Even though the guidance is not mandatory, religious conservatives fought it all the way and said the subject should be taught at home.
Board members on Wednesday considered objections to explicit material that had been recommended for use and removed some of it. Concerns were expressed that some of the material was too explicit or seemed to be endorsing specific sexual activity. Among the targets: a book titled “S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties.”