K-12 sex ed goes beyond the birds and bees
from District Administration Magazine
High school students in the tiny Magazine School District in Arkansas receive three hours of sex education a year in grades 9 through 12 — an approach that Superintendent Brett Bunch acknowledges is inadequate. While Arkansas law mandates teaching abstinence-only sex education, the state ranks in the top five for teen pregnancy rates. And in rural, impoverished farming communities like Magazine, teens wind up having sex — and not always safely—because there's not much else to do, Bunch says.
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