Monday, February 16, 2009

Comprehensive Stupidity

Here is a story from KGW here is Portland that I saw on the internet. I poste my response (below) on the site as well. Here is the story:

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Grant High School teacher's sex education teacher is changing his curriculum after a controversial presentation he did hit YouTube.

Norman Scott's unorthodox method of teaching students about sex education involved wearing a pair of red underwear over his pants. He also put a condom on his head after blowing it up.
Scott has taught health and physical education for 33 years. He told The Oregonian it was the first time he's tried the teaching method and found it to be quite effective.

The district has told him to stop.

Here was my response:

Yes, STIs and AIDS are hilarious. While the STI rates among teens continue to rise, the public schools are still trying to sell what doesn't work. The largest increase in STIs are those that are spread by skin-to-skin contact - which "protection" does not protect against. Maybe the teachers should be educated before the students. Comprehensive sex ed is a complete failure. Good job PPS.

On this particular website, other readers can give your comment a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down." Not surprisingly, I have currently received 19 "thumbs down" responses.

Rather than burying his head in a condom, he has been burying his head in the sand. How can "sex ed" teacher (more than likely, a P.E. or Science teacher who got wrangled into the job) so callously pass along this information. This is about the lives of our children. Not about the number of "hits" you get on YouTube.

Please pray for our kids who are being "taught" by the likes of Mr. Scott.

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