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On School board to review human sexuality curriculum

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RDE87 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm so glad they are having lessons about contraception methods other than abstinence!!!! Abstinence should be recommended but it is unrealistic to expect all the young women and men to practice that method until marriage. Teens should be taught all their contraception options if they decide they want to have sex. We don't want MTV scouting for '16 and Pregnant' in Lawrence.

Adrienne Sanders 1 year, 11 months ago

You are ahead of yourself... they are considering recommendations that they have lessons about contraception. Who knows if they'll go ahead with it or not.

KSManimal 1 year, 11 months ago

The whole "abstinence only" thing is silly. Folks who push that must also think we shouldn't teach teens about voting - since they aren't old enough for that. Nor should we teach about the right to bear arms - because teens aren't old enough to own guns. No reason to teach them about responsible drinking, either, since they can't legally drink until age 21. Blah, blah, blah....

Guess what, folks: your personal beliefs about teens and sex are no excuse for not providing a comprehensive sex education. Education is for life, not just for right now.

jhawkinsf 1 year, 11 months ago

If the schools are as successful at teaching human sexuality as they are at teaching the basics of math, history, literature, etc., then we're all in trouble.

And while that might sound like a condemnation of schools, that's not really what I mean. Education, whether it's history, math or human sexuality, was always intended to be a partnership between schools and the home. And the home is failing far more often than the schools. Far more often.

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