More job creation by the Republicans in the Wisconsin State Legislature today from State Senator Mary Lazich of Burlington, who wishes to do away with providing comprehensive sex education to students in the state. It seems clear from the article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that she’s proposed the measure at the behest of Wisconsin Right to Life, Pro-Life Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Catholic Conference. There’s no logic anywhere that indicates this measure produces jobs in this state. It is instead a sop to special interests, as is most of the legislation brought forth by Republicans in this special jobs session.
Further, Senator Lazich’s proposal runs counter to virtually every respected study on the subject, which note that only complete and comprehensive sex education can combat the difficult problems of STDs and teen pregnancy. Yes, teen pregnancy is a problem in Wisconsin, as are STDs. And Abstinence-only education, which Lazich hopes to foist upon the parents and youth of this state, is a failure, as has been shown time and again.
Lazich is proposing a failure that produces ZERO jobs in a legislative session the Wisconsin GOP says is designed to focus like a laser on jobs. Yeah, right.
Well, my state Senator, Van Wanggaard, claims he is all about jobs, so I challenge him to back off from supporting this legislation, else provide fuel for his recall. What do you say, Van? Are you for jobs or for special interests?