The program is not designed to get young students sexually active,
Where have you been for the past 40 years? Ever heard of the sexual revolution, Kurtin? Human sexuality wise...times have changed and public education along with it, especially after artificial birth control was introduced and "legal" abortion in1973. Every which way they can, adults in the media, the music culture, Hollywood, and public school sex educaters are all encouraging teen sex. I've seen some teachers manuals, videos and been told what they teach, so don't tell me they aren't designed to get kids sexually active. The sexual terms and descriptions they hear, discuss and read must be eschewed under penalty of perversion or just plain grossing you out. Ever wonder why kids don't bring any of their "papers" home for mommy and daddy to see?
I certainly want my future children to know how to properly utilize a condom or other contraceptive properly. That said, I would not rely entirely on the schools to teach my children about sexual activity and conduct. Also, BC and abortion can be mentioned as options because they are currently options regardless of what you want to believe or support in that realm.
Well that's your choice.....but consider this....would you want your 11 year old daughter be given BC pills without your permission....or taken to an abortion clinic without your knowledge? Would you want her to be shown how to utilize a condom by a male teacher who also teaches her science? What if she is immature and not mentally ready for all this sex info the school presents? How can classroom sex ed be right for each child in the classroom?
Who has the best interests of children at heart...the parent or the school committee who brings in any number of organizations who see children as a means to implement an agenda which believes that children have a fundamental right to know about sexuality and to be sexual? And while you're at it, check out who those are who are clamouring to lower the age of consent.
I personally would never allow a stranger teach my children on the subject of very personal and intimate details of human sexuality.
Whereas you believe students can be trusted to make the "right choice" always, we realists believe that students today cannot be trusted to make the "right choice" always, so we had better make sure they're damn well prepared for what could come from sexual activity.
First, this isn't the first time I've been told the secular humanist sexperts and those who agree with them are the only realists amongst us...well, all I can say is look at the deplorable results....we've got an epidemic of sexually active teeny boppers and one in 4 are infected with a venereal disease. The problem is this doesn't seem to matter to any of those so-called realists.
Second, you're confirming what is already known...namely, that the reason given why school boards employ comprehensive sex ed to our prepubescent, adolecsent, preteen and teens is that they anticipate or assume that they "are going to engage in sexual activity anyway", and therefore must teach them to engage in sex "responsiblily"..by using birth control products.
But people like me challenge the notion that sexual activity is the "expected" or "assumed" norm of today's young people. Rather than teach a curriculum that gives rise to the use of birth control products, we believe it's far wiser to stress the value of chastity before marriage by teaching in depth the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of saving sexual activity until marriage. And guess what...this idea isn't new....
A Nov. 1977 Reader's Digest article quoted Eunice Kennedy Shriver, "For more than 25 years I have worked with teenage girls in trouble. And I have discovered that they would rather be given standards than contraceptives....Nowhere do I hear a suggestion that teenage intercourse can be controlled, that teenagers themselves might want to control it. Society itself may be encouraging teenage sex, and then hypocritically comdemning its results."
This is the bottom line....Sexual abstinence is the only fool proof way of saving our youth from lost innocence and the trauma of STDs, pregnancy, abortion and emotional and mental despair. It's only character based abstinence education programs that have the potential of helping parents, schools, students and the greater communities solve the most pressing problems that are youth are afflicted with today.