Miami State Senator Dwight Bullard has filed a proposal to revamp sex-education in Florida public schools. Up for consideration in January, the bill calls for more medically accurate contraception information and would repeal that focuses heavily on teaching abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage.
Bullard’s bill cites a high rate of unintended pregnancies in Florida and high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. It would allow parents to request that their students be excused from portions of human-sexuality programs or classes.
Local Caribbean-American teachers are calling for parent-teacher input in curriculum planning and further expansion at the high school level.