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Parents can opt out of their kids’ sex ed and leave the rest of us alone | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Tuesday’s letters to the editor.
Members of the audience applaud after they listen to locals speak to Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer, at the Hillsborough County school district headquarters on Thursday in Tampa oppose the district's choice of sex education curriculum.
Members of the audience applaud after they listen to locals speak to Claudia Isom, an independent hearing officer, at the Hillsborough County school district headquarters on Thursday in Tampa oppose the district's choice of sex education curriculum. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Published Nov. 22

Opt out if you don’t like it

Dozens show up to oppose sex education curriculum | Nov. 18

There is a simple and effective solution to the current debate about the middle school sex education curriculum, and it can be found in the last paragraph of the article. Florida law requires a parental opt out provision for any sex education program. This gives all parents the power to make the right choice for their own children without impacting the rights and education of others.

Nancy Wileden, Brandon

America should lead globally

What’s it worth to our national security to take the lead on on fighting climate change? | Column, Nov. 18

Marine Lt. Gen. Marty Steele is right on to call for collective action to address climate change on a global scale. It is vitally important that America commits to bold and rapid collaboration to address the security needs arising from the global climate crisis. This requires investing in our development and diplomacy tools, and I urge Florida’s congressional delegation to support a fully funded international affairs budget to defend America’s interests. Leadership in times of crisis is complex, but I know we can do this. America wins by leading globally. And when America wins, Florida wins.

Ken Schatz, Tampa

Owning the libs isn’t a policy

Donald Trump and the fight Republicans need to have | Column, Nov. 21

Regarding Peggy Noonan’s column: As much as some in the Republican establishment want to move forward without former President Donald Trump, the Republican base’s refusal to admit their mistake in supporting him will prevent that from happening. I believe that they continually vote against their own best interests to support a party that has no agenda other than “owning the libs.”

David Burg, Tampa

Hunter’s laptop vs. gas prices

House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe | Nov. 20

Looks like the U.S. House will be focused for the next two years on the Trump agenda instead of the needs of the citizens.

John Chico, St. Petersburg

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