Interesting piece. Questions: why pass a law for rights that parents already possess? Teaching any kind of sex education has already been banned in Florida until the fifth grade. Again, why a redundant law? For older students, discussion about gay and transgender issues has to be “age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.” This section of the bill deals with children up to the 12th grade. Define age appropriate? Who decides that? The school district? The teacher? Each parent that may have a differing idea of that concept? What is the role of an elected school board? In one state with an identical law, discussion of sea horses is deemed inappropriate because the male seahorse carries the eggs and give birth. Would such a restriction be appropriate under this new law? What if a student with gay parents asks a question in class related to the topic? What is the specific process for a parent to follow to lodge a complaint? Can a teacher be fired because a parent feels that a teacher broached an age inappropriate topic? Who adjudicates when there is a conflict between the parent, teacher and school district?

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I am a South Jersey-based writer who manages Podcast Reports on Blogger and have a book available on Amazon about podcasts and podcasting called “Ear Worthy.”

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Frank Racioppi

Frank Racioppi

I am a South Jersey-based writer who manages Podcast Reports on Blogger and have a book available on Amazon about podcasts and podcasting called “Ear Worthy.”

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