Should Schools Start Teaching Sex Ed in Kindergarten?
2 months ago
Chicago is considering it
Chicago Public Schools may begin teaching sexual education in kindergarten. Under the district's proposed policy, the young students would learn about appropriate and inappropriate touching and feelings. Additionally, fourth grade students would learn about puberty and the HIV virus, while fifth graders will focus on reproduction, contraception, and the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS. The proposal also addresses sexual orientation and bullying for the first time. "It is important that we provide students of all ages with accurate and appropriate information so they can make healthy choices in regards to their social interactions, behaviors, and relationships," said Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. Parents will be able to opt out of having their children participate in the program. If approved by the Chicago Board of Education, the new program would be implemented by 2016. (Fox News)