Sex Education in Public Schools
Sex is a major part of life in today’s society. When it comes to our youth, the subject becomes a dreaded matter that most people like to forget than confront. But whether it is in advertisements, books, or a regular conversation on television, sex is a subject people rarely find awkward to endure. But the problem with this observation is that children tend to look in all the wrong places for the important information. Some things should be taught by parental guardians, role models, or personal figures in the child’s life. This is why sex education should not be taught in schools.
“Most sexual education classes are taught as a brief interlude during a physical or health education class. This is not enough time to effectively relate such serious material.” (Stover 2) Sex education is a very delicate subject at hand, and because of this, it should not be taught by someone who is not a significant person in the child’s life. A parental guardian, or personal figure should teach sex education. These are the people that the child not only trusts, but has been around their entire life. These are the people that know the personal values they wish to instill in their child, as well as how they want their child to live. Certain people are taught by their parents that premarital sex is acceptable, and some are taught that abstinence is key. Regardless of the position, a teacher cannot specialize the lesson plan for each student’s personal outlooks. “The attitudes of parents, educators, or religious leaders in the community can cause the subject matter to vary from state-to-state, or even school-to-school”. This was a quote taken from an internet article that supports the theory that sex education should be kept out of schools. Teachers are trained to do their jobs to the best of their ability, but no matter the situation teaching, like many careers, is a talent. Some teachers aren’t as talented as others, and this could cause a problem...
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