The Importance Of Sexual Education In Public Schools

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Is it considered to be appropriate to teach sexual education in public schools districts? Let’s start off with the definition of sexual education. According to the definition, sexual education is the process of gathering information or forming attitudes and beliefs about sex, relationships and intimacy. With that information being sex, would you really want your child to be learning about these types of things to make them smarter, and make safer decisions, in the coming future? Today, most teenagers are engaging in sexual acts without the knowledge of the possibilities or consequences of engaging in sexual activity with another. About 90% of these teenagers have become teenage parents. Wouldn’t you rather have your child become a smarter and informed teenager, than them get hit with a surprise? Before they do something that can potentially dramatically change their life for good. Personally, sexual education in schools should be a required class to take for students. The reasoning behind this is there is a rapidly increasing rate of teenagers with STD’s, and teenagers receiving STD’s, simply because they were uneducated from their parents or even the school. Some …show more content…
The religion is “secular humanism.” Schools in the United States cannot promote all religions, this means it cannot promote any religion. In secular humanism, it’s the belief of morals, that if a person is going to sin, that they might as well be taught how so they will not do it. Sounds like sexual education, teaching you the rights and wrong of sexual activity and what you should not do. In that case, someone would definitely cause an issue with religion which would mean that this course wouldn’t be allowable in schools as a required course. In the case of religion, students should still have the ability to take such a course to have that resource of knowledge about sex available to them, to help them make better decision in their future

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