Sex Education in Public School
Though sex education has been a controversial issue, it remains our best option of preventing underage sex. Though it is not a core subject or part of standardized testing, there are many advantages to our youth receiving sexual education, such as positive self-image, accurate information, and decreasing the number of pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Sex education plays a vital role in the lives and well-being of the children in our schools today.
Sex education is one of the most valuable lessons we can give our children C even though it is not part of standardized testing. Sex education was once seen as a valuable subject taught to children but as one author put it: stated in this article “standardized testing mania has forced many teachers to become insecure achievers who believe that they must cover all the material in a textbook to succeed on behalf of their students.” (Smith, 2011) NP - New Paragraph Life education does not need a test on paper to verify the importance of it or its impact on one’s person. Human growth and emotional growth cannot be graded on paper. For example “As Aristotle acknowledged, humans are social and emotional animals, and, by extension, social and emotional learners.” (Kristjánsson, 2007) These statements are valid but actions that are based on pure emotion without knowledge are dangerous which is why we need sex education. The more our teens are educated on the subject the better decision making skills they will have when emotions are high. Safe sex education should be promoted in all schools even though it is not part of standardized testing.
Today there are two types of sex education taught, comprehensive sex education and the abstinence only program. Comprehensive sex education that is taught in grades K-12 covers a variety of age-appropriate topics. The abstinence only program teaches students to abstain from all sexual behavior and does not cover...