Lois Frankel on Education
As a parent and education advocate, Lois knows quality education starts early. That is why she supports funding early childhood education programs. In the legislature, Lois fought to increase funding for a pre-kindergarten and full day kindergarten program for at-risk children. As a parent, Lois knows the impact that good teachers have on a child's education. Providing our teachers with the resources and technology that they need is vital to ensure a quality education.
Award competitive grants to provide adolescents with comprehensive sex education to:
Opponent's argument against bill: (Nick Wing on Huffington Post) An abstinence-only effort, introduced the same day, the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act, stands as an effective counter to the Democratic-backed Real Education for Healthy Youth Act.
According to the text of the abstinence-only bill, sex education programs would need to be "medically accurate" and teach the "skills and benefits of sexual abstinence as the optimal sexual health behavior for youth" in order to qualify for grant money. The bill also calls for applicable programs to focus on the "holistic health, economic, and societal benefits that can be gained by refraining from non-marital sexual activity," as well as to provide an "understanding of how drugs, alcohol, and the irresponsible use of social media can influence sexual decision-making and can contribute to risky and often aggressive sexual behavior."
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