Utah groups disapprove of new sex education teacher guide

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservative groups in Utah have addressed school officials to disapprove of a new teacher instructional guide for sex education.

The Deseret News reported Thursday that Utah Eagle Forum was one of many groups that addressed the state Board of Education Thursday critical of the changes.

Board officials say instructional guides were created addressing specific topics including sex education after new K-12 health standards were passed in April.

Officials say teachers are now allowed to respond to student questions to provide medically accurate data, clarify or correct misinformation.

Officials say the guide does not allow teachers to answer technique or how-to questions.

Some parents say teachers should be encouraging students to speak to their parents, nurses or counselors and not expose other students to these types of questions or their answers.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com


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