Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Great Moments in Public Education

My jaw dropped several times reading the article Abstinence isn't the problem.

Last year, a school-sponsored speaker at Boulder High School in Colorado promptly put an end to that myth. During a panel discussion on teen sexuality, the speaker explained to the students—some as young as 14—that he was “different” from their other teachers because “I am going to encourage you to have sex and encourage you to use drugs appropriately.”
I couldn't believe it could get worse.
Landophi invited students to demonstrate their “orgasm faces” for a camera and to lick condoms with her onstage. When discussing anal sex, she remarked that one would be “in deep sh-t.” Her program included asking a female student to blow up a condom and place it on a male student’s head. According to a lawsuit against the school district, Landophi made “eighteen references to orgasms, six references to male genitals, and eight references to female genitals,” and “used profane, lewd, and lascivious language to describe body parts and excretory functions.”
Then anther article comes along to really drive home my bewilderment: Sex Education Lesson: Beat Up the Virgins.
First “con” is that abstinence is “really bo-ring!” “Like all the cool kids are having sex and they’re gonna’ laugh at you if you’re not.”
If this is how bad they can be on this topic, the plummeting math and reading scores are certainly less surprising.

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