California education officials have recommended against suggesting teachers use certain books to help students understand sex education.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to vote on new sex-education guidance for California’s public school teachers.
On Wednesday, a few hundred concerned parents protested the changes. Much of the backlash has been focused on the books the document recommends children read. One book is “S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties.” It includes descriptions of anal sex, bondage and other sex acts.
State Board of Education member Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon said Wednesday the books have created a panic and distracted from the department’s education goals. She recommended they be removed from the guidance.