Rad Dad has a very well written post about California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O’ Connell’s statement that schools will not have to teach Gay and Lesbian Marriage is Prop 8 fails.
The keystone of Rad Dad’s post is this:
The California Education Code (EC 51933) leaves it up to the individual school districts as to whether or not sexual health education is taught in its schools. However, if a school district chooses to do so they must comply with a specific set of requirements – one of which is to teach about marriage. The reason that 96% of California schools will be required to teach about same sex marriage is because, according a study on the California Department of Education web site, 96% of school districts do provide sexual health education. Therefore, by law these schools will be mandated to teach same sex marriage.
Read it all online and make your own decision as to what the agenda of Jack O’ Connell and the California Teachers’ Union really is.
My thanks to Busy With Conviction for bringing this to my attention.