State Senator Dale Fowler has released the following statement regarding the Senate Executive Committee’s passage of HB 5188 – which mandates controversial sex education in schools.
“In May 2021, I voted against the controversial SB 818, which rewrote our state’s sex education standards but allowed local districts the ability to opt out of teaching the curriculum. Since then, seventy percent of districts, at the cry of parents across our state, chose to opt out. And now, lawmakers are telling parents ‘we know better’ by pushing new legislation to mandate these controversial standards in all of our schools. This latest, late-night move to force this upon our schools is wrong and parents should be appalled.”