This article is based on a Debatabase entry written by Eliot Jones. Because this document can be modified by any registered user of this site, its contents should be cited with care. If this debate is about whether there should be any discussion of sex whatsoever in schools, it becomes very hard for the Opposition to argue. A more balanced debate tackles whether such discussion is limited to encouraging sexual abstinence refraining from sexual activity until the age of consent or marriage , or whether it is assumed that the students will be sexually active and should therefore be taught to practise safe sex. Welcome to Debatepedia!
Sex Education In Schools. Search this site. Facts on sex, pregnancy, and abortion. Interview of child psychologist. Greatest Good Argument. Leads to a greater incidence of premarital sex Premarital sex rates are increasing Many believe parents should be the ones informing their children of sex, not the teachers Schools have no right teaching sex education to children Parent's organizations formed as a result consist of: Sanity of Sex S. Teachers are eager to seduce young children into a life of immortality Digg,
I begin with this story about sex education in the United States by noting that the problems in teaching sex education do not simply occur in conservative states. In fact, the mockery that is sex education in many places in the U. When I was a sophomore attending a New York City public school, our math teacher was sick one day and a substitute was sent in. The class was excited to find that, not only would we not have our regular lesson, but the substitute sent in was a health and fitness teacher and not a math teacher, therefore almost guaranteeing that we would not be doing work.
What happens when race is taken out of university admissions? In , California voters passed Proposition , which bans state government institutions including the universities from considering race, sex or ethnicity in their policies. The results of Prop are in dispute, and that dispute is argued in briefs filed in the Fisher case.