A state lawmaker wants to make sure consent is taught as part of sex education classes.
State Senator Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing) has sponsored a bill to make that a requirement. He says testimony last year from college and university officials outlined different ways the current system does not prepare high school students for living away from home.
“And the number one thing they’re not prepared for is education about consent and that it’s the heart of solving our cultural issues on sexual assault.”
A Kaiser Foundation-Washington Post survey from four years ago found confusion and wide disagreement among college students about what counts as consent.
At least one study shows the likelihood of sexual assault is even higher