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Tennessee Sex Education

Tennessee Students May Be Receiving A Questionable Sex Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Students in schools across Tennessee may be receiving sex education ridden with factually dubious claims. A recent sex education presentation at Hi...

GOP Gov Acts On Controversial Bill That Targets 'Gateway Sexual Activity'

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

(Updates with details) * Targets "gateway sexual activities" like touching genitals * Critics fear limitations will hamp...

Sex, Teens and Risk: Conservatives Have It Wrong

James Peron | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
James Peron

Abstinence-only programs don't exist "for the kids," or because of risks. They exist almost wholly because Republicans -- and Democrats in Tennessee -- are trying to placate a religious minority, even if it means exposing teens to greater harms.

State Sex Ed Bill Could Prohibit Teaching Contraception, Kissing, Hand-Holding

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

Tennessee lawmakers added language to the state's abstinence-only sex education curriculum that warns against "gateway sexual activity." Although S...

Don't Say Gay, Do Say Gay: The Politics of Curriculum

David Moshman | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
David Moshman

In Tennessee, a "Don't say gay" bill would forbid teaching about matters of sexual orientation in schools. In California, a new law requires teaching about gays. So, should we teach about gays, or not?