Pushback to the proposed health education standards that teach young school children politicized, age-inappropriate information and ideas about sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity has been swift and severe.

Over the last two months, the Nebraska State Board of Education has received several thousand emails, over 4,000 survey responses, and hours of public testimony in overwhelming opposition to the proposed health education standards.

It is clear that the State Board of Education has heard the concerns of Nebraskans. Now, as a second draft is being composed in light of public input, the question is: Have they listened?

That’s the question I’m asking in an op-ed published in the Omaha World-Herald urging the State Board of Education to respect the rights of parents and not allow the health education standards to be hijacked with comprehensive sex education.

Every child deserves an education that is suited for their specific needs as guided by their parents, and one that is free from graphic sexual curriculum, the promotion of abortion, and politicized ideas about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

The draft health education standards fail to uphold these principles, undermine parental rights, and further normalize child sexualization.

That’s why we’re dedicated to being a voice for truth and Biblical values in the public square. 

As we continue efforts to remove comprehensive sex education from the health education standards, this month is an important time for our ministry.

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Thank you for standing for truth and fighting to protect kids and families in Nebraska.

Nate Grasz

Nate Grasz

Policy Director
Nate is the Policy Director at Nebraska Family Alliance and host of the Capitol Connection podcast.