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Panhandle educator weighs in on sex ed bill

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A teacher in KOTA Territory thinks Nebraska's sex education curriculum should stay in the hands of the schools.

Right now Nebraska requires general health classes, but allows individual school districts to decide how far to go with the topic of sexual education.

Senator Ken Haar of Malcom has introduced a bill that would require public schools to require more in - depth education about sex and sexually transmitted diseases.

Minatare High School sex - ed teacher Leonard Ellis thinks parents and schools should have more of a say than congress regarding what their students learn about sex.

Ellis says if the legislation does pass, he doesn't think the students will notice a difference.
"They'll think it's just part of the curriculum.  I think some teachers in some areas are actually going to resist it... and even some school districts will resist it."
Ellis says that like all other laws and mandates, if this one passes, everyone will be forced to follow suit eventually.


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