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'Parental Rights' Sex Ed Bill Introduced In Idaho

Rich Pedroncelli
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A child eats a snack during a California rally she attended with her mother to protest proposed changes to sex education guidance for teachers in 2019.

Sex education in public schools is often a controversial topic. Questions of what to teach, how to teach it, and when to teach it are sensitive subjects for many parents.

For the second year in a row, Rep. Barbara Ehardt (R-Idaho) has introduced a bill at the Idaho legislature to make changes to the current system.


This year’s bill is different from last year’s, which failed in the senate education committee. Ehardt calls the new version a “Parental Rights Bill.”


Clark Corbin with Idaho Ed News covered last Friday’s introduction of the bill and joins Idaho Matters to talk more about it. 


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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.