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January 11, 2012 Poll Results

Should schools offer sex education?

Yes 72% 271 votes
No 27% 104 votes
Total: 375 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


January 11, 2012
8:24 a.m.

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Although today's parents think they are doing a good job in this area, tHey are so influenced by TV media, they regard sex education with a slanted view on what is now acceptable and what is a healthy outlook on sex education.

January 11, 2012
1:36 p.m.

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thought they had been doing that for years?

January 11, 2012
3:22 p.m.

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Was her name Dr. Jocelyn Elders? The Surgeon General who was pretty much ridden out of town on a rail for suggesting that teens be taught that nothing is wrong with masturbation? She wasn't advocating TEACHING it, just telling youth that unlike television and movie portrayals, you DON'T need to be having sex with others 24/7.

Maybe the best thing parents could do is to monitor tv and pc habits of their kids. They ARE being bombarded with messages that something is wrong if they are not having sex.

Why do people get so upset about human sexuality anyway? Fear they their little ones are growing up? Well, give them the tools they need to grow up with!

January 12, 2012
8:36 p.m.

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When I was in elementary school, in sixth grade, one day, all the female students were removed from our classroom and the boys were taken outside to play kickball. I wasn't in the room with the girls that day, but, I know what was being discussed. Wasn't that sex education? Isn't the fact that the population of the sixth grade was divided by gender for a couple of hours proof of "sex education" going on or was it "gender education"??? By the way, the year was 1962 so in my mind, sex education has been going on a long long time in the schools.

January 14, 2012
9:02 p.m.

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If it were just sex education that was being taught- you know the "birds and the bees"- that would be one thing. However, an organization like Planned Parenthood that teaches children how to put a condom on, provides abortions on demand, and is actively trying to influence children to think an alternate birth control method is the Day After Pill should NOT be allowed in public schools under the guise of Sex Educators. An organization such as theirs with a clear agenda should not be allowed to "offer" their brand of "Sex education".

January 15, 2012
11:04 p.m.

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It is how and what is taught, not whether it aught to be. This is a loaded question.

January 16, 2012
5:40 a.m.

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Push poll much??

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