/ Modified sep 27, 2019 4:54 p.m.

Proposed TUSD sex-ed curriculum changes draw vocal criticism and support

Arizona 360 hears from people on both sides of the issue.

Tucson’s largest school district is in the process of updating its sex-education curriculum for the first time since 2006. Changes proposed by the Tucson Unified School District include teaching beyond “abstinence only” as the only effective way to prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. It also takes a more gender-neutral position by removing language that may offend LGBTQ students.

Strong and divisive feedback from the public led the school board to delay a final vote this month. Arizona 360 heard from people on both sides of the issue for a deeper understanding of the controversy.

Featured guests: Obed Orozco, pastor, Grace to the Nations; Russell Toomey, associate professor, UA family and consumer Sciences; Duncan Moon, education reporter, Arizona Public Media.

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