Tucson News – The state’s new schools chief called on lawmakers to repeal a law that prohibits courses on AIDS and HIV from portraying homosexuality as a positive alternative lifestyle.
In her first-ever State of Education speech, Kathy Hoffman told members of the House Education Committee on Monday the system needs to support the emotional well-being of students. She said that means “creating an inclusive environment that supports children from all backgrounds.”
Hoffman said that also means recognizing that students come from all types of families, even those with two moms or two dads. Hoffman said educators also must consider students who are more likely to be bullied and harassed.