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Sex-Ed being suspended in Mont.co.?
[ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/06/AR2005050601648_pf.html ]

"Five months after the Montgomery County Board of Education approved a new approach to teaching students about homosexuality and condom use, a federal judge put a 10-day hold on implementation of the program, which allowed teachers to initiate discussions with eighth-graders about homosexuality and included a video for 10th-graders on how to put on a condom."

.........do 10th-graders _really_ need to know how to put on a condom? Hell, I didn't even know how to put on a condom until..... ¬.¬ >.> <.< near the end of high school, when I was running out of ways to procrastinate, and I surfed onto some safe-sex sites.
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shanrina From: shanrina Date: May 7th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know what it was like at RM, but given some of the people I knew at Blair, knowledge of how to put on a condom was DEFINITELY something that should have been included in my sex ed.
shanrina From: shanrina Date: May 7th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I would just like to add that when I first have sex with a guy, he'd BETTER know how to do it because I sure as hell don't have a clue.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 8th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
::points to most recent post, subject= "Append: Sex-ed"::
marbenais From: marbenais Date: May 8th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's necessary.  Kids are having sex as kids, not as late teenagers or adults, and no amount of sex ed is going to stop that.  Also, they say it's bad to tell students that homosexuality is not bad.  Give me a fucking break.

And besides all of that crap, they need to start teaching safe same-sex sex.  Talk about creating a problem by silence . . .
jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: May 8th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's the PDF report on the effectiveness of abstinence-only programs (hint: they're not).

Abstinence-only sex education programs, a major plank in President Bush's education plan, have had no impact on teenagers' behavior in his home state of Texas, according to a new study.

Despite taking courses emphasizing abstinence-only themes, teenagers in 29 high schools became increasingly sexually active, mirroring the overall state trends, according to the study conducted by researchers at Texas A&M University.

The study showed about 23 percent of ninth-grade girls, typically 13 to 14 years old, had sex before receiving abstinence education. After taking the course, 29 percent of the girls in the same group said they had had sex.

Boys in the tenth grade, about 14 to 15 years old, showed a more marked increase, from 24 percent to 39 percent, after receiving abstinence education.
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ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 8th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh. ::makes a face at the world:: Silly kids.

Although... I agree... I don't think it'll really make much of a difference... I don't remember anything from sex ed...

Heh. That would require the majority of parents in the world (or USA, anyways) to accept homosexuality. And I don't think we're close enough yet.
jaiwithani From: jaiwithani Date: May 8th, 2005 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Not everyone is as smart as you. Imagine if everyone used the internet to learn how to put on a condom.

On the upside, the surge in young workers 18-24 years from now would solve the whole social security thing.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 8th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I think. Not too sure what your emphasis' are supposed to mean.
From: starkravingsane Date: May 8th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I echo the sentiments above (though you probably guessed that).
At the same time, I'm not too worried. It's not being suspended for *that* long (really, 10 days?), and I'm guessing that the program won't be overturned in that short space of time.
And yes, the sooner after you hit puberty you know how to put on a condom, the better.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: May 9th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
::wonders if he just didn't hit puberty or something::
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