Sex Education In School

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Re: Sex Education In School

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Wootah wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:56 pm
I am arguing that I don't want precious school time wasted on sex education instead of science and maths.
Please keep in mind that while math and science are extremely important subjects, often they don't have much impact on a student's life after having left school. Whereas sex with all its trappings and issues impacts almost everyone, and for quite a few years.
School is supplementary to what I teach and is for specialising and depth that I can't go into or don't have time to go into on the topics I want my kid to learn about.
I'm curious. So you home school your kid with your own curriculum; English, math, science, history, geography, social studies, a foreign language, humanities, and personal development, but no sex ed?


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Re: Sex Education In School

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Miles wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Wootah wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:56 pm
I am arguing that I don't want precious school time wasted on sex education instead of science and maths.
Please keep in mind that while math and science are extremely important subjects, often they don't have much impact on a student's life after having left school. Whereas sex with all its trappings and issues impacts almost everyone, and for quite a few years.
School is supplementary to what I teach and is for specialising and depth that I can't go into or don't have time to go into on the topics I want my kid to learn about.
I'm curious. So you home school your kid with your own curriculum; English, math, science, history, geography, social studies, a foreign language, humanities, and personal development, but no sex ed?


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I don't see how you reached that conclusion from my comments.

Do you really think that anyone in history needed sex ed? How did they reproduce before public schools?
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Re: Sex Education In School

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Wootah wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:31 pm
Do you really think that anyone in history needed sex ed? How did they reproduce before public schools?
Not surprisingly, you didn't answer Miles' questions.

Clearly, sex can have many other results than simply reproduction. Yes, in the past folks did so without formal education. In our present world doing so safely and responsibly requires a bit more knowledge. It's odd to see someone arguing that knowledge is a bad thing.


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Wootah wrote: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:56 pm I notice and hope everyone else notices that TCG introduced the topic of prudishness, not me.
Yes, thank-you for the credit, assuming of course that "TCG" is the ID you are crediting to me, "Tcg."

You expressed your opinion about the facts I presented in post #4 and I presented mine. Yours expressed some "sad indictment on society", mine expressed the advancement based on leaving prudish attitudes behind.

I (not "TCG") did indeed introduce the topic of prudishness just as you "Wootah" introduced the topic of "sad indictment."

Is there some reason in this debate forum that you can express your opinion and I am at fault to express mine?


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[Replying to Tcg in post #13]

No one is arguing against knowledge ... /facepalm.
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Wootah wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:53 am [Replying to Tcg in post #13]

No one is arguing against knowledge ... /facepalm.
I stand corrected. Rather it is the dissemination of sexual knowledge you seem to be opposed to. Not sure what practical difference that makes, but there we have it.


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