Protesters gather in opposition of proposed health education standards

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- The Nebraska State School Board anticipates the approval of proposed health education standards by fall of this year.

The standards create the framework for K-12 health education in Nebraska.

Some parent groups, and even some state politicians, are voicing concern about portions of the proposed standards, with some stating a need to keep certain topics out of the classroom due to what they call "inappropriate content." Others saying topics listed in the proposal are sensitive.

Protesters gathered in North Platte on Friday, one of over 40 protests organized across the state by Nebraskans Against Government Overreach.

Those supporting the proposal say the information being included is science-based, inclusive and honoring complex realities.