Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Teacher Takes a Long View of Sex-Ed

A Montgomery County pilot program is a part of the movement towards greater openness in the sex education curriculum. An article in the Washington Post today takes a look at the issue from a teachers perspective.

Susan Soule was a sex education teacher for decades before she ever had a student identify herself as gay in front of the class.
It was in the late 1990s, and by then the subject that Soule began teaching in 1973 as little more than a guarded anatomy lesson had been buffeted by the emergence of AIDS, test tube fertilization, the gay pride movement and other earthquakes of the sexuality landscape. A few days into a class discussion that Soule had led countless times before, a sophomore at Montgomery Blair High School raised her hand and matter-of-factly declared that she was a lesbian.

Read more HERE.

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