Senate Bill 5395 and Referendum 90
I'm voting right now. Reading on Ref 90 and Senate Bill 5395.
This shit is epic.
If you look into all the Social Emotional Learning they're proposing for K-3, that would set up the future generations MILES ahead of the current student! No sex talk for the little ones.(Recurring instruction in human development and reproduction that is medically accurate, age-appropriate and inclusive of all students.)
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and the focus of later grades are as follows,
The physiological, psychological, and sociological developmental process experienced by an individual;
The development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to communicate, respectfully and effective, to reduce health risks and choose healthy behaviors and relationships based on mutual respect and affection, and free from violence, coercion, and intimidation; Health care and prevention resources;
Abstinence and other methods of preventing unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases;
The development of meaningful relationships and avoidance of exploitative relationships; Understanding the influences of family, peers, community and the media throughout life on healthy sexual relationships;
Affirmative consent and recognizing and responding safely and effectively when violence or a risk of violence is or may be present, with strategies that include bystander training.
I only post this because I've heard some people say some really bizarre things about this bill and honestly, nothing could be better for the development of an individual than actually putting FUNDS into teaching them understanding, preventative health , consent, respect for self and others, affection, and what a healthy relationship actually looks like!
My biggest obstacle going through school was not being able to identify or deal with my emerging emotions. That wasn't taught. I became suicidal because I had no tools to deal with any of them. We can save so many lives and prop up a lot more by this simple addition to the curriculum!
Frederick Douglass said that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” If you want to have a chance at any real change, funding proper education is where the seed takes hold.
Food for thought ....