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Disruption during TUSD public hearing on family life curriculum

Posted at 9:06 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 03:56:27-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Unified School District's public hearing on newly proposed family life curriculum was disrupted Thursday night, by about a hundred parents and community members walking out.

Changes to the family life curriculum at TUSD have generated a lot of public outcry on both sides of the issue.

Hundreds of people came out in force to the second of two public hearings. The hearings must take place before the board votes on the proposed curriculum.

The controversy centers around how sex education and gender identity would be taught in classrooms.

The district has said sex education classes are opt-in only, with alternatives for students who don't want to take the classes. The curriculum is offered every year in fourth through eighth grades, and once in high school.