By Mimi Rothschild
On April 10th two different speakers encouraged students at Boulder Valley High School in Colorado to have sex and use drugs at a required attendance lecture entitled “STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs.” State lawmakers are furious over what was said at the lecture and are trying to fire Superintendent George Garcia.
What was actually said is quite shocking and disturbing. Read two of the quotes from the speakers below:
“I’m going to encourage you to have sex and I’m going to encourage you to use drugs appropriately. Why I’m going to take that position is because you’re going to do it anyway, so my approach to this is to be realistic, and I think as a psychologist and a health educator, it’s more important to educate you in a direction you might actually stick to.” – Joel Becker, associate clinical professor of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles
“Find some balance with having the fun and experimenting, and enjoying what you’re doing — whether it’s learning or sexually or with drugs and alcohol and hanging out with your friends — but keep focused, because it is your life.” – Andee Gerhart, Ernst & Young International Accounting Firm
While some parents, teachers, and politicians are angry at this lecture it still shows that certain individuals in public schools will go to certain lengths just to get their agenda across, especially to vulnerable high school students. Telling high school students to have sex and try drugs is an absolute disgrace, but it certainly isn’t the first time public schools have embarrassed themselves.
Public school teachers and administrators are constantly trying to push their agenda onto the young people of America. Homeschool students don’t have to deal with any of that nonsense or the rest of the chaos that comes with a public school education. Homeschool students have already proven to be better students and learn more than their public school counterparts.
The question in 2007 shouldn’t be “Why homeschool?” It should be “Why not homeschool?” Public schools are failing the young people of America and confusing them with lectures like “STDs: Sex, Teens and Drugs.” Does anyone else find it amazing that students can be encouraged to have sex and do drugs at public schools, but cannot be taught The Bible?
Read more about the lecture in Colorado here.