Missouri Senators said no to making parents submit a written approval before their children attend sex education classes.
Beth Bentley has the story from Jefferson City.
As it stands now, parents have the option of taking the child out of sex education classes after they begin.
But, Senator Harold wants to take it a step further. He argued that parents should be required to approve the class before the child can take it.
He says opting out is ineffective for most parents because they often aren't aware that their child is even taking the class.
But, the majority of Senators say that opting out does give parents the say they need.
From the state capitol, I'm Beth Bentley.