SEX EDUCATION: Bill to Require Accurate Info Clears Senate, Goes to Governor
The state Senate voted 22-11 yesterday to approve a bill that would require all textbooks and materials used in school-based sex education to be "medically accurate," the AP/Contra Costa Times reports. Assemblyman Jim Cunneen (R-San Jose), who sponsored the bill, said "some districts have been using materials relating to AIDS that is not medically correct and includes racial and gender biases." AB 246 would mandate that information in educational materials be supported by "research recognized by agencies such as the [CDC]. It would also require such materials to be free of racial, ethnic and gender biases." The bill now goes to Gov. Gray Davis (8/17).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.