Your class is dismissed.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Yeah...you didn't read my post did you? I actually agreed with that.Giving teens a ring and saying sex is evil will only affect a very small minority that truly believe in abstinence, whatever their reasons.
No, you didn't read the post nor did you want to comprehend what I said.So no education for teens is better then one that works only on small groups?
The problem with overhauling it is that the conservative religious right don't want their children learning about sex. They believe that teaching equates to permission. If they ignore the topic then it doesn't exist.
Scapegoating the religious right while trying to ignore the need for a two teir program instead of a mediocre single teir program is just sad. The program needs an overhaul, not teachers who might on their own deviate occasionally to be more comprehensive on the subject.
But then its pretty sad that we've already written off underage teen abstinence. Granted, thats a parental issue but seeing abject parental failure is just not cool.
Freedom is... never more than one generation away from extinction. Every generation has to learn how to protect and defend it, or itís gone and gone for a long, long time- Ronald Reagan
Abstinence-only programs work!
Michelle Duggar swears by them!
I don't believe Sex ed (or abstinence) should be taught in public schools because parents have no control over who is teaching there children or what is being taught to them. I understand there are structured programs that teachers are SUPPOSED to follow. However each teacher is human and will spin things the way they perceive will be a benefit to the ones being taught. This may not be the preferred viewpoint of the parents. Sexual Education is way too subjective to be taught in public schools.
Being a parent doesn't require a teaching certificate, or any certification at all.Thats what I was getting at. Sex should be left to the parents.
It is not in society's best interest that young people be sent into the world with inaccurate knowledge of sex, or with no information at all about it.
And this is what will happen, if everything is left 'to the parents' discretion".
Some parents simply have none.
Some parents suffer from mental retardation. Yes, i knew a guy whose parents are both mentally retarded, and he isn't.
Some parents belong to strange cults.
Some parents are mentally ill.
No. It cannot be left "to the parents".
It is a subject like any other, and should be taught that way: just the facts.
If parents wish to supplements these fact with some sort of morality training, that is the part they are free to do at home.
But their is no adequate excuse (including "who cares if it's taught in school? They'll learn it from their friends anyway. I did.") for public schools not teaching the basic scientific facts of anatomy and reproduction.