Time for change

Sex Education and the Texas Health Curriculum Standards

Researchers from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) share the state of sex education in Texas and recommendations for fact-based standards in a newly released report. The report and corresponding executive summary are freely available below for parents, educators, reporters and researchers.

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For the first time since 1994, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) is revising statewide standards for teaching about sex education. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change course and adopt a medically accurate sex ed curriculum that includes information on birth control and is inclusive of LGBTQ people.