Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sex Ed in Education

Stella at ReasonPharm has a great little post about what schools should do about teaching sex ed in school. In the continuing fight over whether your children should be taught abstinence only or birth control and STD avoidance, here's a glimpse of her post:

When it comes to government funding, the answer is: It doesn't matter.

Yes, that's right. It doesn't matter --

1 comment:

christinemm said...

I am not for abstinence only sex ed.

However what I have read and heard from my friends with kids in pub school right now is that what is taught now is light years away from what we in the 1980s were taught.

So some people who say they want sex ed in school actually might not even know what is being taught now--what they are supporting in their ignorance. They go by their memory of what they learned in their pub education and assume the same is still happening today.

What is going on per my friends, in CT, is insanity if you ask me.

Sometimes best intentions to answer questions corrupt the minds of kids not asking the questions. Case in point a 6th grader we know who in October of that grade was taught about beastiality, by a guest speaker, a local Pediatrician. Is that not going too far?

Many real life examples are told by parents in the book From Crayons to Condoms.

And it is clear that sometimes certain agendas are being pushed in schools including wanting to teach children and teens certain viewpoints that may contradict the family's values.

A great book that supports both education via facts and a FAMILY teaching values of the FAMILY (whatever they may be for that family), I reviewed here.

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2007/11/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it-book.html

Other posts I did about that good book--

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2008/06/parents-talking-about-sex-with-their.html

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2007/10/currently-reading-whats-love-got-to-do.html


A post I did about "From Crayons to Condoms"

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2008/07/first-thoughts-about-from-crayons-to.html