Sexual Education. Sexual Education Has Always Been An Extremely

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Sexual Education Sexual education has always been an extremely heated topic among parents, teachers, lawmakers, and everyone in between. It has led to several court cases, new rules and laws, and different and very creative ways of teaching sexual intercourse and the potential repercussions to preteens and teens. Most students probably started talking about sex on the playground or while they were hanging out with friends well before they should have been speaking about it. In today’s society, sex is easily attainable through the internet. Mass media is the number one contributor to literally anything you want to know, watch, and learn about sex. Throughout the semester, we have learned many different ways to teach, controversial court…show more content…
In Europe, educators contemplated bringing sex education to the classrooms as early as the late 19th century. In America, schools first began to implement sex education in the mid 1920s. In a book that talks about the social, political, and local goals of schooling, the author states, “Originally sex education was promoted in 1926 by the National Education Association’s committee on Character Education as a means of combatting the decline of the family and regulating sexual impulses for the good of society” (Moral Values and Sex Education). In other words, schools wanted to teach students how to control their sex drive, but almost increase in making families. In my opinion, I don’t think that makes much sense. Sex education is just as controversial in other countries as it is in the United States. Fascists in Italy and Germany thought Marxists were the ones that thought of this type of education. Several parents told their children they came from Santa Clause, the gooseberry tree, and even fished out of the river. Although a lot of open-minded, progressive countries thought sex was too contentious of a subject to be taught in schools, many of the citizens did not want to be the ones that had to teach their children about the birds and the bees. Joseph Zimmerman who wrote about the global history of sex education stated, “It was left to the schools and teachers to help dispel any cultural myths surrounding sex” (Zimmerman). In America, when teachers
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