We applaud the release of new Sex Education Standards that establish a developmentally-based set of guidelines from elementary through high school designed to educate children about sex, bullying, and healthy relationships. Supported by many organizations including the National Education Association (NEA), the new standards are not without critics. Valerie Huber, executive director for the National Education Abstinence Association opposes these guidelines because "controversial topics are best reserved for conversations between parent and child, not in the classroom." She probably advocates that kids continue to use "wee-wee" and "voo-voo" instead of penis and vagina unless approved by momma and dada.
STORY: Sex Education Standards Encourage Teaching 'Safe Sex,' Sexual Identity, Anti-Bullying In Schools