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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:50 AM

They don't do and have no intention....

of ever doing their jobs.

Parents, especially religious parents are not covering the basics of human sexuality or simple sex education. You can see it in the birth rates for teens in conservative states. You can see it in abortion rates. You can see it in sexually transmitted disease rates. They have fought to keep this information from their children.

Under the guise of religious freedom, they are leaving their children ignorant as to body functions and knowledge. This is a disgrace. They say that families need to have the freedom to teach sex ed to their children. They donít. This is a national plague.

So here is the plan: All high school students will take a sex ed test at the end of their sophomore year. Admittedly this might be too late for some. We could make it freshman year. If they pass, they can opt out of the sex ed classes. If they fail, they have the summer for their parents to teach them the sex ed requirements. The ones who didnít pass get to take the classes. The ones that pass can opt out.

These would be real knowledge classes and tests of that knowledge. Body parts and functions. The sex act and other issues that are needed.
IF the children donít know by the start of their junior year they are unprepared or life.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/opinion/sex-ed-children-danger.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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Response to Old Crank (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:16 AM

1. Why should any kid get out of sex ed?

They teach a lot more stuff than just how babies are made. Kids might know some things, and they are certainly exposed to a barrage of misinformation from peers, parents, movies, TV, and religions, but they don't know everything. At a minimum teachers should addresses critical issues involving consent. How to cope with sexual assault, and sexual harassment, and how to contact the authorities.

It important to teach sexual preference, transgender and LGBTQ education, and homophobia. Sexually transmitted disease must be covered thoroughly and what's necessary to stay safe and healthy.

Kids need to know what a healthy relationship is, which might not be what they see at home. They also should learn about birth control, family planning, including pregnancy, abortion, and also prenatal care, and starting parenting skills.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:37 PM

3. If they can

Pass what would be the final test they could get out. A good sex ed course would cover all that and there would be a test.

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Response to Old Crank (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:33 PM

5. The problem with that is they miss out on the peer to peer cultural norms.

Students are very tribal, and in class they tend to act as a group. If they learn about something negative, like rape, they react with disapproval and condemnation that establishes a strong social bond between them and solidifies what the group defines as unacceptable behaviors. The whole class becomes united and everyone opposes rape, but the kids who test out without getting the feedback from their peer group, or feeling the peer pressure to conform and adapt, those kids might develop some independent excuse to condone rape.

Social norms are powerful motivators, but kids need to learn that people just like them share strong feelings and opinions about what are acceptable and unacceptable behaviors that will impact the rest of their lives.

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Response to procon (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:46 PM

4. I also believe

that the parents who haven't taught their kids anything have no intention of doing so and don't have the roper information to teach the kids what they would need to pass any sex ed class. They are largely ignorant themselves and want to pass that on.

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Response to Old Crank (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:20 AM

2. Keeping people uneducated has always been a tool...

Of authoritarian control that never has the best interest of the humans involved....only the ego and power of the controller.

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