The Importance of Comprehensive Sex-Education in Schools Sex is huge, sex is important; everyone cares and has something to say about sex. Sex oozes from every pore of the culture and no kid can avoid it. Are teens getting enough knowledge on sex and how to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,(STD’s)? Comprehensive sex-education promotes abstinence but it also includes information about contraceptives and STD’s, while promoting safe sex if a student chooses to engage in sexual activity before marriage. Me, personally, my parents did not give me the birds and the bees talk, but I was afforded the opportunity to take sex-education in high school.
When schools pass items such as condoms around, kids can easily get the impression that it’s okay to use them. In this sentence he is trying to reach out and appeal to the parents, and older adults who have the same feeling as he does. Limbaugh believes that the distribution of condoms is not only promoting kids to have sex, but is also giving them the idea that condoms prevent all the consequences of sex. In the second paragraph Limbaugh states that, “Kids will have sex anyway, and that this logic leads to schools providing drugs, and bullet proof vests.” Although providing drugs may seem a little extreme, and maybe a little crazy, I would have to agree with Limbaugh. If schools are handing out condoms to students, what would the difference be if they are handing out drugs?
The movie explores the relationship amongst high school students who are socially separated, are forced together and find that they had more in common than they initially thought. The symbolic interaction theory supports this result saying, “Education emerges depending on the character of social interaction between groups in schools [and] schools are sites where social interaction between groups influences changes for individual and group success” (Margaret L. Anderson, 2008). Before the movie begins there is a quote from musician David Bowie saying, “..and these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They are quite aware of what they’re going through…” (Changes, 1972). The song expresses how people are aware of society’s views, so people try to change what society thinks of them and when they are trying to change they ultimately ignore what society thinks.
Colleges all over the US have decided to raise the amount of standardized tests that are required to be considered to be accepted into their college. "Getting good grades in school, taking challenging classes, being in hundreds of clubs, working and doing hours of community service as well as taking the ACT and the SAT simply isn't enough," says Tom Brown an admission director at Harvard College. Colleges and ACT have come together to create the all new ACTT. This test will be required for all students who wish to apply to any college in the US. The new standardized test comes with reading, math, english, writing, science, and social studies.
Should sex education be taught in schools? There have been many debates over this. Studies show parents say that sex education only destroys the morality of people because they think that sex education teaches students about how sexual intercourse is done. Although sex education lowers the morality of people by teaching students how to use condoms and contraceptives, it should be taught in primary school and secondary school because its a prevents sexual diseases and teenage pregnancy, it is indeed a need in case of parents’ absence, and it gives children the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Research shows that teens are more sexually active now than before.
Why Girls and Guys Need to Learn Together What is the deal with single-sex education? How do students function within this environment? And does single-sex schools do anything for the students,community, or the world around us ? Since single-sex schools are said to be an alternative way to improve test scores, schools of this nature have popped up all around the globe. Because of this, the schools in our district are considering separating all schools by gender as a result of this apparent improvement.
Teen-Parent Communication About Sex When young people feel unconnected at home, family, and school, they may become involved in activities that put their health at risk. However, when parents affirm the values of their children, young people often develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves, therefore delaying in sexual activity. The writer’s purpose(s) for writing these articles is because risky teen behavior is on the rise, and what are parents and families doing/not doing to promote safe behavior? I chose these articles because I am a teen parent, and I feel that if I had been able to have “the talk” sooner, more in depth, and more often, that it may have prevented my pregnancy. Teen Sexuality’s research showed a few things: Adolescents who stated that they were connected with their parents were more likely than other teens to delay sexual intercourse.
Throughout the years, many different forms of contraception have been developed. Also, we, as a society, have begun to have more open talks regarding sex and sexuality. Whereas the thought of sexual education in school was unfathomable in the early 1900’s, it is almost standard now in most adolescent course curriculums. These advancements, both in our mental capacities and in our abilities to prevent unwanted pregnancies have perhaps led to less of a need for abortions in America ((Crooks & Baur, 2008). Another key issue for opposition of the legalization of abortions is examining who in America is having abortions.
Dress Codes in Schools Kelly Mennillo Com/220 Due: 4/22/12 Kelly Munoz Some people believe that our schools should require their students to adapt to a dress code to improve student behavior, enhance students’ self-confidence, and reduce differences among socioeconomic levels. Others may say that policies enforcing dress codes, or requiring school uniforms violate students’ First Amendment rights, and suppress individuality. The argument over school dress codes and school-uniform policies continue to rage in the meeting rooms, administrative officers, and classrooms of public schools throughout the country. School officials place dress code policies so there will be orderly dressing amongst the students’. Dress codes are important, but they are troublesome at the same time.
Practicing abstinence may be the most utterly method for minimizing this rate, but it’s an irrational method. It would not educate them on the life changing risks correlated with sexual intercourse. Providing a clear and precise curriculum in sex education focussed on career goals, sexually transmitted diseases, healthy relationships, the results of being a young parent, and facts on contraceptives would be most beneficial. Educating minors on how sexual activity at a young age can drastically change their lives would greatly impact the reduction of teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy proceeds as a major issue with more than half of all teenagers in the United States stating that they had participated in sexual intercourse at least one point before high school ended.