We know, unfortunately, that the younger the intended audience the more likely it is that there will be disagreements over whether they should learn about sex and sexuality at all.
Rather than recognizing the need for sex education, India’s government has responded with a deplorable decision to eliminate all sex education in schools, one that has been criticized extensively.
File this under “Phew”: the Supreme Court ruled today that the strip search of an Arizona high school student was unconstitutional.
A disease prevention model of sexuality education does little to address the real issues that young people face on a daily basis.
Teaching about intolerance in my high school Ethics class in a small town in Oklahoma lead to a real life lesson for my students when I was forced to resign for insubordination.
Imagine this: Sweden’s school-based sexuality education is so strong that a yearly national youth poll shows that the majority of young people report that they get the best information on contraception and STIs from school.
In 2003, Savana Redding, a 13-year-old honor student at Safford Middle
School in Arizona, was suspected by school administrators of carrying
and distributing illegal drugs after a fellow student alleged that she
Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.
In Fairfax, VA, a high school student received the same punishment one gets for possession of a illegal drugs or guns, for taking her birth-control during lunch.
Public school teacher Debra Taylor’s resignation over teaching “The Laramie Project” to Oklahoma high schoolers is but one instance of a hostile environment for LGBT youth across the country.