CLTMike46 saidLet's remove sex education and replace it with biology, chemistry and calculus so that these people can actually do well on the SAT and get into college.
For God sake, these are our future leaders.
I hope you're joking. They won't get far as leaders when they get pregnant at 15 or end up with a debilitating STI.
Some will end up pregnant or with a lifelong STI or both even with education. That's the harsh reality of life. Some people you can't save from themselves and they end up graduating the school of hard knocks for all your best intentions. Did the system fail them or did they fail themselves?
I remember all the anti drug lectures and class instruction I had to sit through in grammar and middle school. Many of us students went on to live drug free lives. Some did not. Some did nothing more than pot. Some died of drug overdoses. I suspect it had more to do with their family life, their social circle, and their individual personalities.
My point. We need both and can have both curricula in math, sciences and the arts along with sex education (as part of health and physical education). But just as those who are exposed to math, sciences, and the arts may never become a leader of any kind or even drop out and become fast food servers, all those exposed to sex education may not remain STI or pregnancy free. We teach need to teach ALL the basics in order for all children to live quality lives. Abstinence is just one aspect of sex education which I feel should be part of a good sex ed program. Who can argue that abstinence is a bad thing for people too young the handle the responsibilities and repurcussions of sexual activity?