Sex Education Should Be Mandatory in All Schools

Judy Hartnett's picture
Monday, October 31, 2011

There are few things more annoying than listening to ignorant, whiny parents complain about a school district teaching their children about sex.

How in the world do we say it's OK for schools to teach our children about math, science, history, and numerous other subjects, yet then get high and mighty with righteous indignation when biology is taken a step further to focus on sex?

Too many parents live in denial about their children having sex, and somehow saying you'll handle the tough stuff is living in fantasy land.

The city of New York should be commended for not bowing to the blowhards and confronting the reality of sex in America by mandating a sex education curriculum beginning in 2012.

Whether it's safe sex practices or even abstinence, all of these issues must be dealt with in an educational setting, because when we look at the teen pregnancy rates, sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, it only makes sense to have as much education as possible.

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