• LoveAndLight

    Many teachers want to make students aware; to teach them about sex education – answer the students questions with honesty. Many teachers are really teachers because they care about their students, and they want to help them grow into mature and responsible adults. However, I am afraid that many parents do not want their kids to know this information, or there are religious beliefs that come into play, or how MUCH do you tell the students. Some students might be offended, some may not want to know…I remember my sex education classes – if you didnt wish to participate, you could leave the classroom. Now I am a teacher, and if it were up to me, I would teach the truth to students. You want to know, you are in a place in your life where SOMEONE has to answer the hard questions, and if your parents won’t then I will. Ignorance is not bliss…if you are of age, then you should know what to expect and what to look for. Ignorance is pre-teen pregnancy, std’s, low self esteem, sexual promiscuity, and not making informed decisions. This world is not as innocent as it once was, and kids are growing up faster than ever. Knowledge is power.

  • fiona64

    Back when I was in school, comprehensive sex education was taught as part of health class. It blows my mind to see the kind of nonsense that passes for education: “just don’t do it” is woefully inadequate.

    I have taught 20-year-olds how to properly use condoms and explained to them why some of the beliefs they held (some of them cited in this article) were factually inaccurate. It is mindboggling to me that someone could reach the age of majority and lack such basic information … and yet, that appears to be the case.

    • Savpunk

      Same for when I was in school, circa the 70s and early 80s. Plain talk and plain facts about our bodies, reproduction, birth control, STIs, and anything else we needed to know. And we were given comprehensive drug education, before Nancy Reagan’s Just Say No! the War On Drugs, and DARE came along. I couldn’t believe what moronic crap my daughter was being taught (or not) a few decades later when it came to sex and drugs. Downright lies, in some cases, half-truths and scare tactics in others.

  • Anon rust

    Well … since the Texas educational system isn’t going to address these questions, start a group that meets after school. Have some decent scientific websites on hand, too, for reference.

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