Let’s talk about sex, baby, let’s talk about you and me…
Yikes – I hate that song. But legislators are talking about it big time right now because the North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill that would allow parents to choose what type of sex education their children receive — an abstinence-only education or a comprehensive class with information about birth control options.
Students whose parents do not make a choice would not receive instruction in either curriculum. Right now, school boards decide which curriculum to teach.
I hope this passes. Whether you want your kids to wait or to know how to use a condom doesn’t matter — the important thing is that this would allow parents to choose what’s best for their children.
Looks like the bill is stuck in the Senate, so it may not make it anywhere this year.