Lagging Behind

Lagging Behind

By: Whitney Bergquist It seems that we are constantly hearing about how far the U.S. lags behind other industrialized nations in education. After testing more than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies on maths, reading and science, the 2012 Program for...
The Shocking State of Sex Education in Ontario and What it Means for the Rest of Us

The Shocking State of Sex Education in Ontario and What it Means for the Rest of Us

Kids in Ontario have been learning things a little differently this year. There has not been as much time for the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic as the schools have a new challenge: sexual re-education from kindergarten on up. The area’s new sexual education program,Fully Alive, is one of the most liberal anywhere. It began, despite protest, this school year. Some basics of the program:

Parental Vigilance, Not Political Activism

Parental Vigilance, Not Political Activism

Citizens in Australia have been dealing with a politically-motivated scheme trying to force its way into their schools. The program, entitled “Safe Schools Coalition,” seems useful at first glance. Its focus is on teaching anti-bullying messages. However, as parents read more detail about the program they became alarmed at its overly-sexualized message. One MP addressed Parliament to warn about the dangers of this message. (Watch the 5 minute videoHERE).

Parents and the Community: A Sex Ed Collaboration

Parents and the Community: A Sex Ed Collaboration

When was the last time the birds and bees got together to talk?
Our personal sexuality is a big part of our individual identity. We come into this world and are announced to be male or female. Our bodies were made for the amazing purpose of creation, and with this wonderful power we were also designed to enjoy the act of procreating. Learning about this natural response should not be talked about only once, but should be built upon a foundation of communication developed over time to allow for adjustment and understanding.

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