Study: Growing Number of Texas School Districts Aren't Teaching Sex Ed

AUSTIN — More than 25 percent of Texas school districts didn't teach sex education last year, and more than 58 percent offered abstinence-only curriculum, according to a study from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund released Tuesday. The study highlights gaps in the state's sex education offerings and shows a growing number of districts moving away from teaching students anything about sex. "What I've learned in over 30 years in public education is that a lot of school board members are afraid to address this issue, a lot of school administrators are afraid to address this issue and teachers certainly are afraid to address this issue. And students learn pretty quickly they're not supposed to ask," said David Wiley, a Texas Tech University professor and the study's lead researcher.   Continue reading...

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