Friday, February 08, 2008

Sex-Ed Curriculum Includes Field Trip to Buy Condoms

From "Sex-Ed Curriculum Includes Field Trip to Buy Condoms" by Bob Unruh, posted 2/2/08 at

A campaign has been launched by concerned parents and others in Florida where a school board has adopted an explicit sex ed curriculum that includes various how-to lessons for students as young as fourth grade, and in one incarnation proposed field trips for children to purchase condoms and then talk about their experience.

The parents have created the Sex Ed website to coordinate their work to oppose the program adopted by the board members of the St. Lucie County school district.

The dispute is similar to a controversy that has been going on in Montgomery County, Md., over a similarly graphic sex-education curriculum adopted by the school board there that teaches homosexuality is innate and provides depictions of "erotic" sex techniques.

...Janice Karst, a spokeswoman for the district, said the program was adopted "in addition" to the school's regular abstinence-based program in response to community concerns over a high number of HIV/AIDS cases in the county.

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Let's get this straight: According to the CDC 71% of AIDS in this country is a result of men having sex with men, but the solution to the crisis is to teach 4th graders how to use condoms???