California now requires teaching public school children about sexual consent
But never let it be said that the one-party state led by Governor Jerry Brown doesn’t have its priorities straight. Kate Stronger of LA School Report:
California is pioneering a solution, and it’s starting with sex education and the issue that many of these assault cases turn on — consent.
This school year, the state will be the first in the U.S. to require that high schools teach sexual consent — what it is and how it’s established. While some high schools already taught consent, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law in October 2015 requiring all schools that mandate health courses to do so beginning in the 2016 school year.
“Our dedication to a more comprehensive approach to sex ed — principles that are evidenced based, culturally appropriate, nonjudgemental, the whole thing about establishing parameters about not having sex — is really revolutionary, positively revolutionary, because none of the other states are dealing with those issues,” said Claire Brindis, a pediatrics professor and adolescent health policy researcher at University of California, San Francisco.
[Cough] It’s also going to make California lawyers very happy.
Hat tip: VM