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  • RochelleRoyalty Rochelle Royalty, Hotline Abuse Counselor at Florida State University Comprehensive study on sex education in school, including LGBT youth 3 years ago
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  • RochelleRoyalty Rochelle Royalty, Hotline Abuse Counselor at Florida State University I think it is wonderful that we get to learn about teen's attitudes and behaviors regarding drugs and sexual activity. This is a step in the right direction-- learn about what is actually happening, so that we can intervene accordingly. Teens are having sex, according to the results. Now we can go about effectively making things safer through education. If you didn't know your child was having sex, you probably didn't know they were also having unprotected sex. 3 years ago
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  • ChrisMerriman Chris Merriman, Tech Support at Self Employed @Martin - that is a smart reply. If I have a differing opinion to yours, I shouldn't have a child? How very mature a direction to push this dialogue towards! I see my comment has already been removed - not really sure why as it had no
    I can see why people would have wanted to have advanced notification on this, and yes had the right to withdraw their child from such a survey. Also, the original age range quoted was into the late teens - I agree that a group of 12 year olds, in a 'good' area of a city would have pretty predictable, non-worrying answers to the questions, however not everyone lives in a picket fence like community. For you to choose 11 year olds as an accusatory group, is deliberately misleading at best, and cynically ignoring the rest of my comment. I have a child, and if I suggested that yours should not exist due to your contrasting view, just how would you take the suggestion?
    No idea if this comment will survive, and good to know that non-controversial replies are just deleted here. Enjoy yourselves.
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  • JulieDinkinsBorkowski Julie Dinkins-Borkowski I do not know what is more disturbing. This act performed on innocent children by the DC schools, or all the comments of support from the original article for this act of abuse perpetrated by our government officials.

    Sure, kids do need to know about sex, BUT THAT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY NOT YOURS. The sad part is that the opt out letter was given to students the same day the test was given.


    Public School Seventh Graders Forced To Take 'Sex Test' Without Parental Consent
    • Posted by Jared Law on October 15, 2010 at 10:54am
    This is an outrage, and a direct assault on the institution of The Family.

    Parental rights are sacred, and are absolutely protected by the Constitution of the United States of America, in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments; I am not aware of a single State Constitution which revokes parental rights to teach their children as they see fit.

    The school district was ABSOLUTELY out of line, and correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the parents have the right to sue the teacher, the administrators, the school, the school district, the 'non-profit' which created the 'Metro Teen AIDS survey,' and the teachers' union for violating their parental rights?

    The parents deserve a public apology, and the teacher who violated these parents' rights needs to be fired. This is absolutely inexcusable! A recent Zogby poll that found 73.6 percent of Americans strongly agree that “parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect.'

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    Middle school ‘sex test’ riles Georgetown parents
    By: Barbara Hollingsworth
    Local Opinion Editor
    10/15/10 11:15 AM EDT

    Seventh graders attending Georgetown’s Hardy Middle School were forced to participate in an explicit survey of sexual habits without their parents’ knowledge or consent, according to the Georgetown Dish.

    The Metro Teen AIDS survey required 12- and 13-year-olds to choose between four “genders,” state that they could “correctly put a condom on yourself or a partner and convince a reluctant partner to use barrier protection,” and list how many people they had oral, vaginal or anal sex with so far.

    The non-profit has received over $750,000 in federal research funding from the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in addition to its contracts with D.C. Public Schools.

    But parents told The Dish that a letter informing them they could “opt-out” was distributed during the same class the survey was conducted, and they only saw it after the “sex test” had already been administered to their children. If so, this is a clear violation of informed consent regulations that were adopted after the infamous Tuskegee Experiment, in which federal researchers deliberately withheld penicillin from African American men who were promised treatment for syphilis.

    “Our main objection is that parents should have been notified about a survey involving sex, which is a very personal, emotional and moral issue with deep spiritual implications,z’ Emmett McGroaty, director of the Washington-based Innocence Project, told The Examiner. “Our view is don’t marginalize parents. Let them see all the material beforehand. There should be complete transparency, complete disclosure, and an ‘opt-in’ provision that requires a signed permission slip from parents before a child is allowed to participate.”

    That DCPS doesn’t already do all of that says volumes.

    The group cites results of a recent Zogby poll that found 73.6 percent of Americans strongly agree that “parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect.”
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  • Martin567 Martin567 Chris Merriman, so you think it's ok that your 11 year old be questioned about anal sex or if they were transgender or using heroin... and if a parent has an issue they are 'conservative'. Well you are really setting a standard for progressiveness. Do us all a favor and don't procreate. 3 years ago
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  • Leslye54 Leslye54 If this test would have been given to any of my children under 17 I would have enraged to say the least and someones head would have rolled, I assure you!!!!! 3 years ago
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  • Leslye54 Leslye54 If this had been given to any of my children before senior year I would have been enraged!!!!!! Somebodies head would have rolled I assure you. Leslye Boyd 3 years ago
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