Sex Ed In Illinois Schools
Progressives are applauding Illinois’ new law on health and sexual education. It aims to provide age-appropriate safety information to school children at every level — and a new curriculum for those in grade six and older to include people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. But not everyone is happy about the changes. We were joined by the director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth, a representative from Planned Parenthood, and an Instructor at the School of Health Studies at Northern Illinois University to talk about it.
Nora Gelperin, M.Ed.
Director of Sexuality Education and Training at Advocates for Youth
Instructor at the School of Health Studies at Northern Illinois University
Senior Director of Public Policy of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
With students across the state returning to classrooms, two new laws require Illinois public schools to reevaluate what is taught when discussing personal health and safety and sexual health education. https://t.co/Bh4LgPdf9X— heraldandreview (@heraldandreview) August 25, 2021
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