I wanted to address this:
Yes, sex ed SHOULD be, at least in part, done by the parrents. I don't think it should be 100%, because there are things that people just don't know, and many parrents just aren't good teachers. However, they SHOULD BE invloved. Teens don't have to listen, but just knowing their parrents find something important will make them think about it more.Caps.....still say sex ed is a parent issue, not a school issue.......the "teen pregnancy problem" is a modern invention....100 years ago you were out of the house and likely married at 16-18......physiologically we have not changed in the last 100 years......mentally we have gone backwards.....most all can be attributed to government run schools raising kids so their parents dont have to.....more and more schools are less about education and more about being a babysitter for the parents.....my sisters, bother and i all knew the alphabet(as in recognizing letters, not singing the "alphabet song" ) by the time we were 4 and were reading some by the time we hit kindergarten........now a days its easy to find a 2nd grader that cant read hardly at all.....why is that? lack of parental involvement for the most part.....
sex ed is 100% on the heads of [parents, not schools, dont give a rats **** how a parent tackles it....yes i know some ways work more than others but it aint my place to raise their kid.......
At any rate, what parrents SHOULD DO isn't what they DO do. You're making a choice based on how the world SHOULD BE, not how it is. That's a problem. Yes, we should strive to change the world into how is SHOULD BE, but we should make our choices based on how it IS, not our visions of utopia.
The simple fact is that many parrents don't care, don't know how, are uncomfortable, are religious fundamentalists (and therefore preach the very thing that goes in one ear and out the other), or are just plain too stupid.
Therefore, even though there is a minority of parrents will all the esential tools to teach their children how to approach sex responsibly, that leaves a all the rest who don't have those tools.
If we want to reduce teen pregnancy, and MOST parrents simply don't have right tools to educate their children effectively (even though they SHOULD), are we supposed to say "Oh, well, too bad for you that your parrents stink," and let all these teens get pregant? Or would it behoove us, as a society, to provide an alternate means to convey the necessary information for good choices in an arena where we know we'll catch the vast majority of kids - schools?
Yes, many teens will still make stupid choices. But the education will allow many to make smart choices that they otherwise would not have had the knowledge to make.
You can't fix stupid, but you CAN fix ignorant.