Meghan - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 37 moms have responded )
There's a big fight going on in the US about how much and what kind of sex ed is appropriate in schools. Some folks want comprehensive, frank talk and free condoms. Others want a firm abstinence only curriculum. There are widely differing opinions on what sort of sex ed is good for kids, what encourages safe sex, what encourages sex in the first place... huge moral and religious issues are involved.
Is school really the right place for sex ed? There are subjects the schools don't cover- namely religion and political choice. We expect the schools to avoid certain subjects because they are too personal, too private, too much the purview of the parent and not the state.
Is it reasonable to decide that sex ed is a loaded issue and should be handled at home? Is it like religion and best done privately or is it like mathematics and a basic educational staple?