Colo. Lawmaker Proposes Sex Education Reform
DENVER- Representative Crisanta Duran is proposing a sex education reform for Colorado. The bill would reform current standards for sex education with a new standard for teaching abstinence and safe sex. Current standards require parents to sign a permission slip for students to take the class, however, the measure would make the course mandatory. Parents will still have an opportunity to say no if they would like. The bill would also create a grant program to help schools get federal money to implement expanded instruction if they choose. The bill is set to be voted on by a House committee today.