Friday, November 4, 2011

Sex Education in Schools.

This week I learned a lot. We talked about sex, affairs, and sex education in schools. We read an article from NBC New York. This article is about sex education in schools. After I read it, I was floored. Here is just a paragraph or two from the article. "Middle school students will be assigned "risk cards" that rate the safety of different activities, the paper says, from French kissing to oral sex.
The workbooks for older students direct them to a website run by Columbia University, which explores topics such as sexual positions, porn stars, and bestiality. The lessons explain risky sexual behavior and suggest students go to stores to jot condom brands and prices."
Recalling from my high school days, this is a whole lot racier than what I learned in my high school sex education class. It just, once again, confirms that our world isn't doing very good. It's sad that these pre-teens and teenagers have to be educated in all of this. 
Many parents have commented on the issue and are concerned. There is a comment section at the bottom of the page and there has been many statements that children should be moved to private schools or to be home schooled. Also, that parents aren't taken the responsibility of teaching their children; that they are leaving it up to the state to educate.
President Kimball said, "...I raise my voice to say to you: “You are in a hazardous area and period. Tighten your belts, hold on, and you can survive the turbulence.”

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