Thursday, January 31, 2008
Study Finds That One Third of Illinois Teachers Do Not Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed
The Chicago Tribune: School sex ed lacking in Illinois, study finds, by Stephanie Banchero:
Doctors should begin teaching adolescent sex education, a new study argues, because schools in Illinois aren't doing a good enough job.
The study, to be published Thursday in the American journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, found that one-third of sex education teachers in Illinois public schools were not teaching comprehensive sex ed.
About 30 percent of the teachers had never been trained to deliver sex ed classes and many of them did not have the textbooks and other necessary curriculum material.