Read the Report: Sex Education in Texas Schoolsby
Today the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund released a major new study detailing how public schools in our state teach young people about sexuality and health.
And the news is not good.
Our new report — Just Say Don’t Know: Sexuality Education in Texas Public Schools — conclusively demonstrates that Texas is failing families and students when it comes to sexuality education. Less than 4 percent of Texas school districts give young people any information about responsible pregnancy and disease prevention. Even worse, the information students do receive about sexuality and health is often grossly distorted or simply wrong.
You can get an idea of the type of troubling materials students encounter in sex education by viewing the video below. (The information in this video comes straight from actual materials used in Texas classrooms.)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22jT4K_wRQ]
You can view two additional videos and read the full report at www.JustSayDontKnow.org.
Appalled? So are we. So let’s do something about it:
- Join our campaign for medically accurate, responsible sexuality education in Texas by signing our petition.
- Share the information at www.JustSayDontKnow.org with your friends.
- Make an urgently needed donation to support the next phase of this campaign. Your tax-deductible gift to the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund will provide critical resources to help maximize our impact — both in the media and for educating lawmakers at the Texas Capitol.