Closer Look : Bullying

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Some conservatives are worried that   legislation to reduce bullying in Illinois schools is really a  disguised attempt to promote homosexuality.  Among other things, they want to let students skip any lessons  or events that contradict their moral beliefs.  A closer look shows nothing in the bill’s language to support  those fears. It would require schools to have detailed policies  about how they handle allegations of bullying and what could happen to someone who bullies other students.  The bill doesn’t tell schools what they must say about  homosexuality or any other topic.
But the request for an “opt out” provision isn’t  unprecedented. Students with moral objections can skip sex  education classes and animal dissections.
The bill is HB5290.