From the wire, the Centers for Disease Control has determined the state of sex education in public schools in the the United States to be stagnant.
Sex education, the CDC states, is useful because it can reduce the risk of acquiring HIV as well as other sexually transmitted diseases. It can also contribute to less unwanted pregnancy.
The CDC does not ask school why no progress has been made in sex education. However, being scientists, many know exactly why.
And this is why the US leads in the sweepstakes of BAD in just about everything. One hallmark of BAD is that it is protected by a lack of candor in people who know better, who know exactly why something is doing poorly, but who are afraid to say so even when they are in a position that makes a difference.
In this case, stagnant sex education is the work of the irreversibly BAD Republican Party. It’s the party that hates science, hates everyone not like them, hates gay people, hates girls — women — being able to control their reproductive potential, and — therefore — really hates contraception.
We know this because of GOP Presidential contender Rick Santorum who, of course, is also BAD — witless and without any redeeming graces, pretended to be otherwise by stupid people and a party that encourages him, asking others to buy the idiot’s notion that he is someone worth respect and imitation.
Between 2008 and 2010, the percentage of public schools teaching key topics on prevention did not increase in the 45 states surveyed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
In middle schools, 11 states saw declines during the two-year period and no state saw an increase, the CDC said …
[The] question of how best to teach students about preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases remains a divisive issue in many areas, [one person told Reuters.]
“For many teachers, it’s often about fear, fear of controversy …”