Gov. Pete Ricketts found a receptive audience as he started a tour to rally opposition to proposed standards that, among other things, call for teaching children as young as 6 about gender identity.
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The first draft of the standards calls for teaching children as young as first grade about gender identity and gender stereotypes. Officials only hinted at what might be changed in the second draft.
The meeting room erupted in applause several times after opponents stepped to the podium and delivered their objections. Opponents outnumbered supporters about 2-to-1.
The Nebraska State Board of Education will have reasonable leeway in deciding specifics of the standards, which will be optional for school districts.
Proposed school health standards that deal with gender identity and sexuality brought Nebraskans out in force for a chance to address the State Board of Education.
Much of the debate centers on whether it's appropriate to introduce such material to children, whether there is a scientific basis and whether the standards reflect a cross-section of Nebraskans.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said the standards were developed "with the help of political activists, and without the input of key mainstream organizations."
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Under the new standards, students will “analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate and scale of global or regional climate changes.”
It appears ranchers and packers may have to raise and process beef specifically for the Chinese market, or be able to segregate those animals.
New draft science standards unveiled Thursday call upon students to think and act like scientists, gathering data, analyzing it and communicating their results.
Approved 8-0 by the Nebraska State Board of Education, the standards are voluntary for school districts, but state officials will encourage their use.
The standards aim to teach children the fundamentals of sports and activities they can engage in their whole lives, according to a physical education specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education.
It makes sense for Nebraska’s local governments to have reasonable flexibility on road work regulations while maintaining proper safety standards.
Officials hope that the standards will lead the federal government to grant Nebraska a No Child Left Behind waiver.
The Nebraska State Board of Education is expected to vote on the draft standards next month, and school districts would have a year to begin implementing them or create their own, equally rigorous, standards.
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