Georgia parents will find their voices are heard on school materials if a particular bill makes it into law.
HB 1041 has been introduced in the Georgia House. Representative Josh Bonner (R), one of the measure's sponsors, tells OneNewsNow it is already illegal to sell or distribute material that is harmful to minors, but "as you can imagine, across the state of Georgia, our schools are a lot like schools in other parts of the country. They are open, unfortunately, sometimes to elements that we as parents would not like them to be a part of."
Bonner notes that pornography and other materials of a disturbing nature are already defined and covered in the state code.
"Unfortunately, there are certain textbooks ... that are often times submitted to library systems that are not educational in value, but they are more salacious in nature and are just things that our kids don't need to be exposed to," the state representative asserts.
That includes the graphic materials that are sold as sex education in an attempt to normalize and promote deviant lifestyles.
The proposed legislation would require a committee, set up by school boards consisting of volunteer parents, who would conduct an annual review of what is coming into schools to determine whether or not the material should be permitted.