Thursday, September 13, 2012

Report: Birds, Bees and Bias (2012)

NYCLU Study Exposes Gaps, Inaccuracies and Bias in NYS Sex Ed

* A school district in the North Country defined the vagina as a "sperm deposit."
* A district in western New York used a handout portraying women as "hazardous material."
* A district in the Capital Region mentioned same-sex attraction as a cause to seek "counseling."

These are just a few of many startling findings in Birds, Bees and Bias: How Absent Sex Ed Standards Fail New York's Students -- a report the NYCLU recently released that examines sex-ed instruction in 82 New York public school districts. They found that school districts statewide have used sex-ed materials that are inaccurate, incomplete or biased.

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