Middle school teacher calls for better sex education in public schools

    Free condoms are great and all, but not if the people who need them most lack access and education about them.

    A middle school teacher with the School District of Philadelphia is calling for better sex education in schools. Because right now there’s hardly any at all, she says.

    Notebook guest blogger Christina Long shared accounts from students who fear susceptibility to STDs because what little sex education they get in schools doesn’t come until high schools.

    Long says it’s the K-8 schools that need awareness programs. She wants the district to mandate programs for middle schoolers.

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