Allow Abstinence Centered Education under NYC Sex Ed Mandate
Opened on September 08, 2011
As concerned New Yorkers and parents of an NYC Public Schools students, we strongly oppose New York City's sex education mandate in its current form. While we agree with the goals of the mandate, namely the reduction of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections among teens, we find the material in the curricula offensive. We, and many other parents, would prefer an alternative program which focuses on abstinence as the healthiest choice and encourages children to wait at least until they are adults before becoming sexually active. We will be opting our children out of all sex education classes until an alternative evidence-based program in line with common sense and our personal beliefs is allowed under the mandate.