the school is doing this based on 2009 survey that children have had intercourse by age 13...
which also brings up Birth Control if the school is going to teach this,shouldn't they also provide Birth Control as well..... I wonder how the politicians would rea t to this, if thier children at age 9/10 hd intercourse, what happened if thier daughter got pregnant,,,? ( yes there has been a few cases where ten old years did get pregnant? More than likely it would 12/13 year olds that probably would get pregnant...Would they have thier daughter have an abortion? Would they help her,let her have the child ,put it up for adoption. Remember these children are minor,thier parents willbe held responsible ....
Musk school board passes sex ed program
Program begins in the fourth grade; some upset
Updated: Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012, 11:22 PM EDT
: Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012, 8:11 PM EDT
- By Ryan Takeo
new sex education program that begins in the fourth grade.
The plan will teach students about sexual intercourse, hygiene and
orientation starting in the fourth grade. The education about sexual orientation
is meant to decrease bullying, the district said.
The board's vote was
unanimous despite controversy about the plan.
Some parents said that fourth and fifth grade was too early to begin sex
education and that sex education should be done at home. Others objected to the
school teaching students about sexual orientation.
But school officials said that the plan was proactive and necessary, citing
2009 survey done in Muskegon (pdf) that showed 8.4% of students
said they had engaged in sexual intercourse before the age of 13. They also
noted the county's pregnancy rate, which is higher than the state's.
School officials have said that parents can opt their students out of the
The district plans to train teachers for the next few months and roll out the
program starting in the fall.
Edited by Ann Wheeler, 21 March 2012 - 06:59 AM.