There are only a few days remaining in the current floor period, and then the full Legislature is not scheduled for another session until September. Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend says Republicans delivered the bulk of their promised agenda in the budget and now will have time to focus on issues they personally want to address. One item he’s looking at is the sex education curriculum in the public schools. Grothman says when Democrats were in control, they passed a law allowing some sex ed in first grade.
“Last session we mandated that school districts have sex ed at ages that I think are inappropriate. I think it would be better to mandate the districts not begin sex education until about seventh grade and require these classes to be not coed but the boys and girls separate,” Grothman says.
Grothman says he also wants to advance a bill that would cut welfare benefits for single mothers, believing the state’s generosity has led to an increase in out-of-wedlock births.
Of course. Because Glenn, as a single, childless, lawyer living in Madison is the one best suited to decide how to teach responsible sex education.