From Fox News:
RALEIGH, N.C. — High school students from Connecticut to California could soon be learning about abstinence-only sex education — as ancient history.
At least 24 states and the District of Columbia are moving from abstinence instruction to a more comprehensive approach that includes lessons about STD prevention and contraception, a massive shift away from the wait-until-marriage method pushed heavily by the Bush administration.
Many states adopted abstinence-only education in return for federal funding, but 13 years after Congress designed the programs in 1996, teen pregnancy rates are on the rise and critics say kids are simply not listening to the abstinence-only message.
“It’s bad — we have the ninth-highest pregnancy rate in the country and it’s clear that our students need more information,” said Emily Pelino, education director for the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina (APPCNC).
If you continue to read the article, they are blaming the Bush administration and the Internet for the increase in teen pregnancy. Not the kids, not the parents, and not any adult they come in contact with. Say, the slutty teachers and coaches themselves. No, we put our kids and tax payer dollars in these freaks hands everyday. What a great system, comrade.
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