Sexual Education For Kindergartners In Chicago

September 7, 2013 • United States, News

Sexual Education For Kindergartners In Chicago  


In contrast to Ohio schools, which began cutting their sexual education programs, Chicago schools are strengthening their efforts to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs by teaching students about sex as early as kindergarten.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have mandated the implementation of 300 minutes of health and sexual education for kindergarten students each year.

This program stems from a 2003 proposal that President Barack Obama suggested while serving in the Illinois state senate.

“I’m OK with it,” said parent Ayesha Ahmad in an interview with CBS Chicago. “I’d like to believe it’s not necessary, but I think our culture dictates you can’t start early enough.”

According to CPS, the curriculum will center on bullying, learning about body parts, and discussing different family structures.

“Whether that means there’s two moms at home,home life is different, and we introduce the fact that we all have a diverse background,” said Stephanie Whyte, the Chief Health Officer for CPS.

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