The Texas Republicans want to continue suppressing sex education in our schools. Here is what the 2012 Texas Republican Party Platform has to say on the matter:
"Sex Education – We recognize parental responsibility and authority regarding sex education. We believe that parents must be given an opportunity to review the material prior to giving their consent. We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until marriage. "
Parental authority is all very well, but it is crucial that comprehensive sex education happen in our schools so that all (or at least most) children have the information they need to be safe, whether their parents care enough or are educated enough to give them that information or not.