The questionable problems that arise from Comprehensive Sexual Education include promotion of teen sex, and the morality of schools, instead of parents, promoting and teaching sexual education. According to Jane Friedman’s report, teen pregnancy has significantly declined since 1991 (1). Right wing conservatives credit abstinence-only programs for this statistic and liberals believe it is their contraception program. “ The federal government only funds abstinence education, even though at least 75 percent of parents say they want teens to be taught about both abstinence and contraception” (1). Although abstinence would be a significantly better choice, it is important for teens to know the consequences of sexual intercourse.
I believe that it is important that we make these contraceptives available for teens. I think it may be a good idea to have some form of birth control that is free for those who can’t afford it. Some clinics provide birth control to teens without the consent of a parent, this may be a good thing because many teens are afraid to talk to their parents about sex and birth control. Many teenagers today are very sexually active and take the risk that comes with sexual intercourse. Education is our number one source in getting sexual information out to the teenagers.
People always say that teenagers need a taste of reality right? Well this book provides it. But many people believe that this book should be banned for that same reason. It is too crude for a school curriculum. Yet I believe that this book, “The Chocolate War” by Robert Cormier, should be kept in schools to be read by teenagers.
Slang Controlled Assessment Slang is a subject matter that has always been of great interest for linguists and school teachers alike. Inventing ideas is a “natural human tendency” so why do so many people get angered and upset when teenagers invent words? Adults have always been critical of teenspeak, it is their role to find fault with the younger generation but to actually ban slang from the school playground is too extreme. According to www.debate.org, 72% of people say that banning slang in schools shouldn’t be banned. Banning slang would be incredibly hard to maintain.
Thesis: Many pieces of literature reveal the theme of bullying such as; Please Stop Laughing At Me by Jodee Blanco, but people should look for something good in others instead of the bad will make differences. Bullying has been going on for years and not only in school but also all over. When is it ever going to stop and look for something good in someone instead of the bad things? Going to school should be exciting, seeing your friends and learning new things, but for some it’s the worst part of their day. Going to school shouldn’t be a punishment.
Its really not worth kids to start at a young age. Peer pressure is the greatest cause of kids trying drugs. If by testing the athletes or other school leaders, we can get them to say no to drugs, it will be easier for other kids to say no. Random drug testing can also have a positive side to it and that is for parents to know if there child is doing drugs. The reason that I feel that random drug testing in schools is important is because there are drugs everywhere and can easily be found.
The classes will teach teenagers about having safe sex and the consequences that arise when one does not take all precautions necessary. Abstinence is also a very preventable way of not getting pregnant as well. The classes will give teenagers the right knowledge that they need to make healthy decisions regarding them, their sex life, and their bodies. This could possibly reduce the amount of abortions needed in the future. Teenagers should take responsibility for their actions; your parents are not always going to be there to help you.
Although it has become the most popular and wide spread form of discipline reform effort in the schools today it is highly controversial. Advocates of zero tolerance claim that it prevents school violence by removing dangerous students immediately after an infraction. These claims have not been tested to be a strong deterrent only theorized. The research that is available suggests that expulsion policies have had more of a negative impact on students and has had no preventative effect in disciplining students. The research has been done on zero tolerance in the home but not extensively in the school.
Although many people are against that, others have felt it was right even necessary. Yes teens make mistakes and do unnecessary things, but treating them as adult’s isn’t the right thing to do. Juveniles shouldn’t be punished as adults, because they’re still maturing and still have the mind of a child. Teenagers often don’t have the mind of an adult, so why try them as one? In Adam Liptak’s article “ Locked Away Forever” published in The New York Times he tells us of the case of Joe Sullivan, who was charged with sexually
Summary Sex education is used to inform young people on relationships and intimacy. It also is used to inform them on all the negative outcomes sex can cause like diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Yet, programs like abstinence don’t really help people to stop having sex. Abstinence-only programs tend to take credit of the decrease on teen pregnancy but in reality it is the fact that 88% of teens have been taught in school about HIV and STDs. There are 3 federal programs that fund for abstinence-only education getting $102 million in the year of 2002.