Posted by: eseeders | January 19, 2009

Your Tax Dollars At Work In The Bush Administration

No joke, this guy was federally funded.

I have never taken issue with the federal government funding sex education for middle school and high school students. What I have objected to during the Bush administration was the funding of abstinence only education. Not only has such education been proven to be ineffective but much of this education can be severely misleading to students made unaware of the truths behind the arguments. It would be one thing if such programs were presented at private schools (though I still think garbage such as the above should be banned in all educational institutions) but to have this funded by federal grants? I think not.

The children need to know the full story and the scientific truths behind sex in order to be able to properly protect themselves in the future. By allowing abstinence only programs we are doing a disservice to our children, one which may prove to be severely harmful to them in the future. If there are those religious among us that believe such education would be wrong, simply allow them an opt out clause just as they did for me and my classmates in high school health class. The onus then falls upon the parents to properly and comprehensively educate their children. Before making a decision, consider this, studies have shown that 1 in 4 teens already have an std… 25%… and current studies show that STDs are still on the rise. Shouldn’t children be made aware of all the ways to protect themselves? Sooner or later they’re going to have sex… they should know how to be safe… they should know the truth.

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