To Know, or Not to Know: Is That the Question? Essay by RightRiters

To Know, or Not to Know: Is That the Question?
Addressing the issue of sexual education in schools and parents' involvement in the matter.
# 23099 | 2,142 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US


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This paper presents arguments for and against parental involvement in school sexual education. It introduces the movement called SIECUS - Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States - and explains their position which is that children are embarrassed to talk to their parents about sexuality and the job should be left up to the teachers and educators. The paper examines different methods of sexual education in schools.

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"The topic of sexual education of our children is one of the more heated debates within the public school system. On one side, typically labeled the religious right by their opponents, parents believe that they are the one best suited for the sexual education of their children. Supported by doctors, medical professionals, pastors and counselors, parents are up in arms by the co-opting of their responsibility to teach their children about sexual activity by their opponents. On the more liberal side of the argument, organizations such as Siecus (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) have succeeded in weaving their simplistic message into the foray. Kids are awkward about talking to their parents about sexual matters, and parents can be squeamish about the same. Since this information must be accurately passed along to the next generation, Siecus has declared that it must be done in the public schools."

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