• Petitioned Blackwell Oklahoma School District

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Blackwell Oklahoma School District

Instill an adequate sex education program within our school systems

    1. Bethany Barnett
    2. Petition by

      Bethany Barnett

      Blackwell, OK

Oklahoma is ranked 2nd highest in our nation for teen birth rates to older teens and it is very likely Blackwell ranks higher in teen births than the state average. It is time to stop ignoring this issue and face it head on. We need to face the facts that teens are and will have sex and start providing them with information they need to make good decisions in regards to sex in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs. Something needs to be done. Please help me in raising awareness of this issue and sign my petition in order provide adequate sex education to Blackwell students.

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    • Stacey Brentlinger OWASSO, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      For me, the last sex ed class was only 3 years ago, so I remember it well. It was a class about how AIDS was bad, the only way to not get it was abstinence, and it was taught by a few of our peers. When I asked how they got their knowledge, they said from pamphlets that adults had given to them for the purpose. This same year, I remember seeing a boy walking down the halls with a pregnant girl under each arm. Obviously the real problem was being completely ignored, and I'm sick of teachers and adults in general pretending kids don't have sex. The only reason I learned about birth control in my teens was because I became sexually active, and didn't want to end up like those girls.

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    • Rebecca Steward MUSKOGEE, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      I once was a teen mom who felt like I couldn't talk about sex education with my parents and a lot more parents now a days, don't really cover that with their children. Sex Education is important.

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    • Thomas Hamilton NORMAN, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      babies, should not have babies.

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    • Tammie Curtis BLACKWELL, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      Duh, have you seen the PG girls at BHS?

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    • T W OKC, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      Proper education and a willingness to know the facts and take responsibility never hurt anyone, but ignorance breeds and breeds.

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