Friday, February 5, 2016

Kansas Bill Would Allow Teachers to Be Prosecuted for Teaching Stuff the Legislature Doesn't Like

Kansas State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook
Kansas Republicans are pushing for a bill that would allow teachers to face criminal prosecution if they teach students material they consider harmful, the Wichita Eagle reports.

The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook (R), stems from a controversy over a poster in a Shawnee Mission public school district in which a poster reading, "How do people express their sexual feelings?"  The poster listed "oral sex" and other acts, the Eagle reports...

Pilcher-Cook said "state laws should protect parents' rights to safeguard our children against harmful materials, especially in schools."...

...Proponents of the bill said they were outraged the sex education poster was displayed "without fear."

eye'm thynkin':  These people would prefer that sex education not include anything about sex?  Because knowledge about sex is harmful?  Or scares them?

Maybe they would prefer that the next Republican lawmaker who is outed for sexual misconduct (we haven't had one this week, so we're due) be brought in as an object lesson instead.  You know, to explain why sex is bad for your career...or something.

Read more at Raw Story

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