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The McGraw-Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines

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QQApproaching a liberal arts tradition in the classroom, across the curriculum, and beyond, The McGraw-Hill Reader offers rich and diverse readings in education, the social sciences, business and economics, the humanities, and the sciences. This new eleventh edition offers a new focus on reading and composing across various media; it includes over 100 selections from prominent thinkers and writers; each essay was chosen to provoke critical thought and encourage effective writing.

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Quindlen, Anna. "Sex Ed". McGraw Hill Reader Issues across the Disciplines.11th ed. Gilbert H Muller. New York. 2011. 275-77. Print.

 

Quindlen tells in her essay "Sex Ed" of how so many young girls she sat with at the planned parenthood could be so educated about sex but all of the young girls were pregnant. Quindlen agrees that schools play a big part in teens and sexual education. She feels that teens need as much useful information as they can get to educate them about sex. She tells stories of how in her time sex was rarely heard of and seen in the light of pregnancies of her friends. Quindlen tells the story of how before family planning clinics were around she had visited a high school and the girls in the locker room told her of how if you were a virgin you lied about it so you didn't seem immature. She compares the girls from the clinic to the girls at the high school and said that the clinic girls were poor and would have their babies but the girls in school were better off and would have the abortion. She explains the young minds of these girls and how much they would have benefited from being taught more about sexual health.

 

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Behind the Cover Story: Laurie Abraham on Sex Education

Behind the Cover Story: Laurie Abraham on Sex Education | MWA#3 | Scoop.it
Laurie Abraham, the author of “Teaching Good Sex,” spoke to Rachel Nolan about her reporting, the reaction to her piece, and what we can expect from sex education in America.
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Laurie, Abraham. Personal Interview. 21 Nov 2011.

 

This Interview is about Laurie Abraham's opinion on Al Vernacchio's sex-positive sex education class. She expresses her opinion on how she feels it is a good class and that it is good for the children to have a genuinely caring person to break the ice and give the children some one to talk to on concerns of sexual issue they may face. 

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The failure of abstinence-only education: minors have a right to honest talk about sex

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Beh, Hazel Glenn, and Milton Diamond. "The failure of abstinence-only education: minors have a right to honest talk about sex." Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 15.1 (2006): 12+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

 

In this article it talks about how 170 million dollars are spent by the government annually to make schools keep teaching abstinence only policy for the sexual education. The argument is that abstinence only teaching is misleading children and in with that happening more youth end up pregnant or with a STD.According to the article the curriculum on sex ed is full of false statements and misleading information. There is a huge call for help on changing the curriculum to give the children accurate and useful knowledge to help protect the sexual heath of the youth. On the other hand it is seen that offering young adults with this new information will take away from the abstinence only message. The states should not stand behind the wrong and misleading lessons being taught to the youth because they should have the right information to make smart choices when it comes to their sexual health.

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CBS Video on Sex Education

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"Pediatrician Dr. Ivor Horn And Parenting Magazine's Denene Millner Discuss How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex." Today [Video] 14 Jan. 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

 

This video is addressed to parents and explains that as parents they need to be open and honest with their children when having the discussion on sex. Both parents should be involved because each parent has their own perspective on the subject. According to a pediatrician young girls should get this talk by the age of eight or when they start asking questions.

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WHAT'S ACTUALLY TAUGHT IN SEX ED CLASS

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"WHAT'S ACTUALLY TAUGHT IN SEX ED CLASS." Talk of the Nation 1 Nov. 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

 

State to state the topic of sex education varies for instances in some states make it illegal or unmoral to teach students that abortion is a alternative option to having the baby and other states like New Jersey give it the okay to include the topic of abortion in sexual education. This article also talks on the abstinence only option to sexual health in teens and how other states are taking the lead in teaching children that it is important to be safe when sexually active. the constant fight on this subject leaves a lot untaught to the children and until the school boards and government see times have changed and there needs to be a reform in the sexual education in american school systems.

 

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Bill Aims to Change Some Sex Education Laws in SC - WLTX.com

Bill Aims to Change Some Sex Education Laws in SC - WLTX.com | MWA#3 | Scoop.it
Bill Aims to Change Some Sex Education Laws in SC
WLTX.com
The Comprehensive Health Education Act passed a Statehouse vote in 1988. It allowed local school boards to control the way health and sex education should be taught.
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Turner, Dalkarai. "Bill Aims to Change Some Sex Education Laws in SC." WLTX 19. 02 Apr 201402 Apr 2014: n. page. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. <http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2014/04/02/bill-aims-to-change-some-sex-education-laws-in-sc/7236789/>.

 

In this article it talks about South Carolina's own bill on Sex Education in schools. The last time this bill was addressed was back in 1988 and it was named "The Comprehensive Health Education Act". The State House has sat on this new bill for over a year now and what it would change is that like any other educator for instants a math teacher, a health educator would have to have certifications to teach sex education and the information would be available for parents, communities and legislation through peer reviewed journals so they can see the curriculum and how sex education is taught. The bill will still allow the schools to teach abstinence and parents will still have the option to opt out their children.

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Where's Your Child Getting Their Sex Education?

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Wheeler, Kelli. "Where’s Your Child Getting Their Sex Education?." Momservations enjoying the journey. hating the laundry.. N.p., 11 Mar 2014. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. <http://www.momservations.com/wheres-your-child-getting-their-sex-education/>.

 

This blog is written by a mother who has a daughter in the 7th grade and she explains how she had limited options to finding out about sex when she was young. Wheeler turned to her brothers playboys and her mothers romance novels and had left her with unanswered questions. Now that her daughter has reached this age she is uneasy about her daughters fate as well. Not having many options for literature Wheeler has a good friend how published novels just for this case. Teenage girls can read these fictional novels without all the pro-sex text it lies more on the abstinence side to the argument of what teens should know about sex.

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North Carolina in on Sex Ed.

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"Caldwell sex-ed classes zero in on teen pregnancy." News-Topic [Lenoir, NC] 2 Sept. 2013. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

 

Caldwell County in North Carolina is doing something right. They take five days to teach their students everything from contraceptives to sexual transmitted diseases and even what they need to do or where they need to go if someone gets pregnant. With abstinence still in the preaching the focus still remains on giving the youth as much information as possible. This curriculum was built solely to curb teenage pregnancies because they had placed fourth out if a hundred counties in teen pregnancies. Since this new program has been in-forced they have dropped from that fourth position to forty sixth in the state. This program has done so well neighboring counties ask for help in implementing this program in their schools as well.

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Political image on Sex Education

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"Abstinence-Only Education." Teen Dating. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

 

This image displays a headless politician reading a newspaper displaying a statistic of teenage girls and std's. In a caption bubble over the headless body displays contents of putting ideas in teens heads of sex education. on the button displayed on the jacket says something like teaching abstinence only. This image really fits my topic of choice because a lot of older people still view the world from their time but in reality things have changed so much subjecting children to making poor choices on sex.  

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Getting serious about sex education - Washington Post (blog)

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Getting serious about sex education
Washington Post (blog)
In this post, a nursing professor who had a child when she was a teenager discusses why it is time for a change in school-based sex ed.
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Reyes, Imelda. "Getting serious about sex education." Washington Post. 02 Mar 201402 Mar 2014: n. page. Web. 6 Apr. 2014. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/03/02/getting-serious-about-sex-education/>.

 

In this article Reyes give strong statistics that show just how important the topic of changing the sexual education curriculum is being taught in America. The United States has the highest rates of teen pregnancies among all the industrialized countries. Young adults between the  ages of 15 and 24 contract half of all new sexual transmitted infections.Abstinence only programs only give information like failure rates to contraceptives. Neglectful information like this is a disaster for the youth.Reyes suggest that the sex talk should not be left for the parents to figure out because in some cases the information in its awkwardness is left undisclosed again leaving the youth unaware of the problems they could face in their sexual health.

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