From the Files of Captain Obvious: Sex Ed Teachers Don’t Know Shit!

08Feb08

Sex EdIf I could have placed a wager on who in my high school was least qualified to teach a bunch of horny hetero teenagers about sex, I would have bet it all on the asexual, dykey sports coach (whose understanding of dude-on-broad action was limited to whatever she’d witnessed in the hallways) who guided my junior-high class toward “sexual awareness”.

Having known at 17 how underqualified the sex-ed teaching staff in this country is, it should come as no surprise I was underwhelmed by a recent Reuters headline, “Many sex ed teachers may lack training”.

I know! Shocking! “A sizable minority of sex education teachers does not cover all of the basics,” the news site reported, “and many lack training to teach sex ed at all, a survey of teachers in one state suggests.” Great. Apparently, a study of sex-ed teachers at 201 Illinois schools showed a full one-third of instructors didn’t offer “comprehensive instruction—defined as covering the four basic topics of abstinence, birth control, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.” Thirty percent claimed to have “no special training in teaching sex education.” Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, don’t it?



One Response to “From the Files of Captain Obvious: Sex Ed Teachers Don’t Know Shit!”


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