Apr 27, 2011
To be fair, what the legislation up for a vote in Tennessee actually says is that teachers in grades kindergarten through grade 8 would be forbidden from any deviation from the assigned sex education curriculum. (There will be no problem finding a curriculum that avoids any mention of homosexuality. Heck, the Texas School Board has probably devised a sex education curriculum that avoids any mention of sex.)
I look forward to future legislation prohibiting teachers from deviating from assigned curricula for math, spelling, and, of course, science. We wouldn't want curious students to find out about evolution or climate change before they can be indoctrinated against them, and the same goes for imaginary numbers and rules for apostrophe usage.