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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Response to SA Express News article on sex ed program in one California school district
Jill Tucker’s August 5 story “Health textbook too explicit for some EastBay
parents” covers an issue many Texas School Boards would rather left buried. As
pointed out by Board member Ann Crossbie our kids need to understand the
implications of drug and alcohol use as well as the risks of sexual activity,
especially unprotected sex much younger than most parents would like to believe.
Just a few years ago one of my daughter’s classmates, a girl from a
traditional Catholic family, was pregnant in the seventh grade. Our school district doesn’t
even mention sex ed until the last months of seventh grade. You can see that
would be a little late to have affected my daughter’s friend.
districts go we’re fortunate that after more than a year of effort by me and
other parents in the SCUC ISD the Student Health Advisory Council recommended and
the district has implemented a medically accurate Abstinence Plus program
replacing the failed Abstinence Only program. While it doesn’t come near the
information provided in the textbook this article discusses it is a significant
A growing number of Texas school
districts are using “Big Decisions”, a curriculum by San
Antonio’s own Dr. Janet Realini, which complies with Texas law while
providing districts with a program that actually lowers teen pregnancy rates.