The debate "Schools shouldn't be allowed to teach sex ed." was started by
July 3, 2019, 3:35 pm.
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That might be enough to see the common perception.
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MightyJackalope - Decentralizing education just means that some areas will have a good curriculum and some will have a bad curriculum. It helps create entire regions that are not properly educated because people on a school board decided they didn't like specific facts.
Education needs to have centralization to make sure it is applied properly. If you let random people all over the country determine what they want children to know you will end up with alot of children who don't know things they should.
That's because the rest of the world wasn't developed. The countries with the best education have centralised systems
The US was the most educated country in the world when curriculum was decentralized. While schools should have the option of teaching sex ed the decision should ultimately come from the district and school board
I guess the fact is that no one really teaches the implications of sex or safe sex, I mean my 'sexual education' was my biological father telling me that I only need protection and that doing it anally was disgusting (which I still have the opinion that it is). I actually had a friend who didn't even know how sex worked and had to call her Mum on her wedding night, like, people just don't give education about sex and the only way kids find out is if they look it up or they have sex themselves.
i am not entirely sure yet. However; most of my education about sex did come from. school. At least some of it was useful. the rest was just desterbing to me.
Regardless of how you felt at the time however, has that education been of benefit to you in a meaningful way? Does knowing how to use a condom, what STD's are, what options for birth control there are, how STD's are transmitted (orally, vaginally, and anally), etc.. been of use to you? If it has, do you think it something that's important enough to understand fully, that it might be better taught via a structured curriculum rather than at the whim of a parent who may or may not go through every aspect but rather only cover small portions?
i guess that's true, more or less i would feel uncomfortable to be taught in school about this. (Which i was) this is just me talking from how i felt from that moment.
People need to understand what is happening to their bodies.
Girls need to know what periods are before they get them so that they are not terrified and unable to communicate it to others.
People need to understand what are STDs and how to get tested and more importantly they need to know about diffrent kinds of contraception is there,pros and cons of each one and how to use it properly.
The only resources that young teens have other than that (and cringy books written which they are not likely to pick up) is porn which is extremely unrealistic and as such a bad representation of how things work.
In addition this would also help to destroy the stigma that espicially young people have regarding sex thus making them more likely to communicate with friends/parents if something is bothering them (whether it is sexual assult,unwanted pregnancy, STD scare anything)
"Should there be an "opt-out" for every other subject? Why only sex ed?"
I'd classify this as a "Reductio ad Absurdum" argument....If opting out of any and every subject was an option, then education would be trivial. So that concept doesn't make sense and defeats the purpose of education as a whole. Opting out of something like Sex Ed doesn't effect the education system as a whole. The same goes for things like physical education, etc...
Things like math, english, history, science, etc... are subjects that are required for post-secondary schooling, required for gainful employment, etc... Sex ed, while of great benefit to the student in terms of the ability to make good choices isn't crucial for civic participation, employment, or further studies. While students who go through sex ed are less likely to have unwanted pregnancies, less likely to contract STD's, etc... the lack of sex ed doesn't doom them to these things. An inability to do math, to read, or write however, does doom kids to an unproductive life. So in that sense it is absurd to equate "sex ed" to core curriculum classes.
But most presents who do that either don't teach them properly, if at all, or teach abstinence only which has been proven to not work. Should there be an "opt-out" for every other subject? Why only sex ed?
Nearly all states have "sex ed opt out" legislation, meaning that parents can have their child "Opt out" of sex ed without academic penalty. This would seem sufficient; if you don't want your kids to know about safe sex practices, consequences, etc.. from school, then simply opt out. This seems to be a non-issue.
Should parents be in charge of teaching them calculus?
Sex ed is a critically important thing to know. It will affect the lives of almost every individual in the country. There is lots of information their parents may not know, may not want to talk about or may want to exclude, all of which would harm the child. Why would want to leave that out of their education?
And who must to teach kids about sex things?