These issues are personal to youth leaders Devin Dearmore and Savanah Thompson. If these are the sorts of enlightened folks who will be mixing with my kids at school, I hope they stay home for good. The ACLU opposes the use of curricula designed to suppress critical information that teenagers need to protect their health and control their lives.
In the sophomore wellness class in April, two Raphael House instructors asked students to consider signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships.
As parents, we have the duty and right to pass our values about sex onto our kids. Those reasons include reducing the rate of teen pregnancy, delaying the age of first sex, and providing the right amount of facts and support to kids who choose to become sexually active most.
Before getting into these, let it be known that these are not points of agreement or disagreement for us, just a counterpoint for why many parents are so unwilling to relinquish this aspect of parenting. If you are human, leave this field blank.
Let's read arguments for both, pros and cons, in this article and hopefully you'll be able to take a stand. It goes against their religious beliefs and sentiments, and they do not accept it, on principle. But schools should be teaching programs that prepare all kids to have healthy and happy lives, and give them facts that will help keep them safe.
Dearmore, 18, said she was sexually harassed by a staff member before transferring high schools. And what you are teaching them is that these basic human realities are so abhorrent that they must not be spoken; that they are subjects which, were they to hear of them, would crush their souls, destroy their childhoods, and damage them forever.
If you cannot, please do not lower the discourse to simple name calling. The ACLU also opposes the use of curricula whose content reflects bias on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, and class. Top Stories.