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Sex education on the ballot: Four things to know about Referendum 90

Voters will decide the future of a new law Nov. 3 that sets up a comprehensive sexual education curriculum in Washington.

Referendum 90 asks voters to decide whether school districts must adopt or develop comprehensive sexual education curriculum consistent with state standards. Students can be excused at their parents’ request.

Voting in favor of Referendum 90 will maintain the new policy for sex education in all public schools. Voting no will nix it.

Here’s what you need to know about it.

What’s the history of this new law?

In the spring, Democrats in the Legislature passed Senate Bill 5395, which

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Education Department survey shows sex assault reports at schools on rise

Reports of sexual assaults at primary and secondary public schools across the U.S. jumped by 55% in 2017-2018 from the previous two years, according to new Education Department data.

The increase in the department’s latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey “may reflect under-reporting in 2015-16, an increased sensitivity to this issue in 2017-2018, or an actual increase in incidents of sexual violence from 2015-16 to 2017-18,” the Office of Civil Rights said in a news release.

The biennial survey, which collects data from more than 17,000 public school districts comprising 50 million students, documented 14,152 reports of sexual assault during

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Parents protest SB Unified’s new sex education curriculum

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. —  Many people took part in a protest at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse against the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s decision to adopt Teen Talk. 

“We are going to sound the alarm for our city,” protest organizer Barbara Batastini said. “We’re going to let people know that this is not acceptable.”

The sex education curriculum will soon be taught to 7th and 8th graders in the district. 

Janeth Mendoza just started homeschooling all four of her children because these new school subjects go against her moral compass. 

“This school board is not doing its job informing

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Controversial bill mandating sex education in Washington schools goes to voters in November

Referendum 90 would mandate “age-appropriate” sexual health education to be taught to students in every grade in Washington’s public schools.

SEATTLE — Ballots will soon arrive in mailboxes around Washington state and one controversial issue voters will decide on is Referendum 90, which involves the future of sex education in schools. 

In June, it was a coalition of parents who took back control over the future of sex education in schools, gathering enough signatures to put the decision in the voter’s hands. 

“It was a state record during a global pandemic,” Whitney Holz with Informed Parents of Washington explained.


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Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows like ‘Sex Education’ in exchange for removing one satire episode that criticized the kingdom, CEO Reed Hastings said

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A still from an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.”
  • Saudi Arabia let Netflix show explicit content in exchange for the removal of a satirical show that criticized the Crown Prince, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said.

  • Netflix confirmed on January 1, 2019, that an episode of “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” was removed after a legal complaint from Saudi Arabia.

  • In the show Minhaj condemned Saudi Arabia for covering up the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and mocked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

  • Hastings told CNN on September 10 that the deal to delete Minhaj’s show meant Saudis

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