Assignment 4 - Blake Roby 3/7/08 The great debate begins....

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Blake Roby 3/7/08 The great debate begins. Only in recent years has sexual education been introduced as a major component in public school’s curriculum. Now that most parents agree sex education should be taught in schools, the question is, how? In recent studies over fifteen percent of Americans believe only abstinence should be taught as sex education in schools. (NPR) Almost half of the Nation believes a form of “abstinence- plus” should be taught, where abstinence should be practiced, but if you do have sex, you should know about condoms and other forms of contraception. (NPR) Finally, thirty-six percent of Americans believe in teaching teens how to make good decisions about sex and how to be safe. (NPR) While in most cases as of now, abstinence only is the most widely taught form of sex education, some believe high school children should be exposed to the more serious side effects of sex like STDs. President Bush called for an increase in the budget for sex education in schools in his last State of the Union Address. The best form of sex education available thus far, is known as Comprehensive Sexuality
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Assignment 4 - Blake Roby 3/7/08 The great debate begins....

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