Do these critics have a point?
First, read the bill, especially line 14, and judge for yourself.
Now, read this excellent article in National Review Online by Byron York, who interviewed one of the bill’s sponsors.
After reading the bill and York’s article, it’s hard to disagree with York’s conclusion:
“[T]he bill’s intention was to mandate sex education, especially concerning contraception and the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases, for children before the sixth grade and as early as kindergarten. Obama’s defenders may howl, but the bill is what it is.”