Joshua Payne-Elliot worked as a teacher at a cathedral school for 10 years in Indiana. In 2019, Joshua was fired from his position because he got married to someone of the same sex. The archdiocese believes that same-sex marriage is against their religion, and therefore should not be promoted (nor supported) within their school system. Joshua believes he has been the target of discrimination based upon his sexual orientation. Joshua sued the archdiocese in the court case Joshua Payne-Elliott v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Inc. The court case was recently dismissed on May 7, 2021 because the court decided that it was against the first amendment to interfere with the religious elements of a cathedral school.
Since September 2020, Relationships Education has been compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for all pupils receiving secondary education. Health Education is now compulsory in all schools too.
The relationships, sex and health education guidance sets out the legal duties schools must comply with when teaching RSE and RSHE, as well as setting out some more detailed expectations of school, including teaching these subjects in an age appropriate way.
At primary school relationships education teaches children a wealth of information about healthy relationships, including how to communicate their own boundaries and recognise the boundaries of others, staying safe online, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe contact. We strongly encourage schools to include the teaching of different family models and same-sex relationships.
At secondary school relationships and sex education covers content on a wider range of key topics including consent, sexual exploitation, online abuse, grooming, coercion, harassment, rape, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence and FGM, and how these can affect current and future relationships.
Republican Sen. Janae Shamp, of Surprise, said during a House Judiciary Committee meeting March 8 that the idea for her Senate Bill 1253 was brought to her by someone in her district who was molested as a child and then saw her abuser on campus when she was going to check out a school for her own child.
Law enforcement agencies are already required to notify the community, including schools in the area, when certain types of sex offenders move there, but those offenders might enroll their children in schools in other communities, Shamp said.
Patricia Borden of Arizonans for Rational Sex Offense Laws shared with the legislators a story about a girl who was ostracized and sexually harassed after her school shared the names of all guardians on the sex offender registry, including hers.
Clark said she believes that probation officers should have the discretion to decide whether to notify the school in some cases. She added that children of sex offenders have the same rights as other children to feel safe at their school.
Victoria Hudson, who testified during the hearing, said she was a child victim of sexual abuse by a family member. Hudson shared that there is bullying and shame when the child of a registered sex offender is exposed to their schoolmates and teachers.
Policymakers are rightly focused on making sure even more young Americans successfully complete their high school education, and on further narrowing gaps between various subgroups. To that end, the Department of Education requires states to report high school completion rates for the prior academic year to track progress at a national level.
Our data suggests, then, that the gender gap is sizable. Assuming that the national gender gap in high school completion is the same as in our sample of 37 states, over 45,000 fewer US boys than girls would have graduated high school in the 2017-18 school year. By comparison, around 23,000 young adults age out of foster care each year.
Our analysis also shows a significant variation in high school graduation rates across states. In the 2017-2018 school year, the female high school graduation rate was 9 points higher than the male rate in Mississippi, the state with the largest gender gap in high school completion that year. In North Dakota, the state with the smallest gender gap, the graduation rate among girls was only 2 points higher than among boys.
According to 2010 data from NCES and the U.S. Census Bureau, from prekindergarten to senior year of high school, male students outnumber female students significantly in public school classrooms: 54 percent to 46 percent in pre-K and 51 percent to 49 percent from first grade to 12th grade.
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\"Cave Creek, AZ schools partnering with Planned Parenthood,\" reads one blog headline in part. \"Cave Creek Schools... Woops, they were caught,\" reads another. \"Here are the secret changes to Cave Creek's sex ed curriculum.\"
This week, Cave Creek's school board approved changes to the district's human growth and development curriculum after a few months of debate. A flurry of online speculation appears to have magnified the district's attempt to modernize its curriculum, which was last updated in 2002.
Though a blog post accused Cave Creek Unified of partnering with Planned Parenthood, district officials say those accusations are not true. The reproductive health organization was mentioned once in curriculum materials as a reference, included with more than a dozen other organizations.
Board members eventually voted to remove the resource list that included Planned Parenthood. Other points of contention include lessons for middle-schoolers about oral and anal sex and the definition of homophobia.
Several people online and during comment at an April school board meeting condemned the district for defining anal and oral intercourse to sixth graders. Ultimately, the curriculum was amended and those definitions were moved to the seventh-grade program.
Shane Simonson, who spoke during the meeting, told the board he had six children in Cave Creek schools. He said that he believed teaching children about homophobia, anal and oral sex was \"completely unnecessary.\"
This news has already reignited the debate about what policies to pursue to reduce teenage pregnancies. Many argue that the increase shows that abstinence-only sex-education programs are not effective, and indeed the Wisconsin legislature has passed a bill that would require public-school sex-education programs to include information on birth control, STDs, and legal consequences for having sex with under-age girls. Proponents argue that high pregnancy and STD rates demonstrate the failure of the current programs, and opponents argue that we just need more emphasis on teen abstinence, including more consistent social messages that teen sex is not socially acceptable. Teen pregnancies were on a steady decline until 2006, and this increase could be a temporary blip. Opponents also oppose the law on the grounds that the decision should be left to local school boards, as it is now. Under either current law or the new law, parents can opt to remove their children from the sex education program entirely.
During the Presidency of George W. Bush (2001-2009), Congress allocated almost $1 billion to abstinence-only school sex education classes, the idea that young people should just say no to sex until marriage. Social conservatives claim that abstinence-only sex education was a huge success proven by the falling rate of teen pregnancies nationwide.
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There has been an increase in the number of LGBT students who have come out while in high school, or sometimes, even middle school. We are surrounded images that inspire conversations about sex education and other images created by fashion that offer so much skin that there is nothing left to the imagination.
Emily Herx never imagined that she could lose her job for trying to get pregnant. But after working for more than seven years as a literature and language arts teacher at a Catholic school in Indiana, she was shocked to learn that her teaching contract would not be renewed: All because the in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment she was undergoing in an attempt to have a second child made her a \"grave, immoral sinner\" in the eyes of her religious employers. 59ce067264