Remove Tender Care From Our Local Public Schools!

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Brenda Griffin
3 years ago
Tender Care's religiously-based viewpoint has no place in our schools. While abstinence is a good place to start with educating students, the reality is not all students will abstain. Each student needs proper sex education for when they decide to have relations. Each school needs to create a program that will inform students of the science of their reproductive choices. Moral choices are for parents and churches to educate.

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Nicholas Marritz
3 years ago
As a proud alum of Gettsburg's public school system, I'm lucky to have gotten a sexual-health education based on science and reason. Programs like Tender Care deceive women and girls and have no place in public schools.

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Dingle '87 Erin
3 years ago
First - separation of church and state is actually in our United States Constitution. Religion needs to stay out of American Public Schools. Second - science-based sex education is critical.

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Alexandra Chandon
3 years ago
I’m signing because instead of teaching abstinence we should be teaching about safe sex. Putting high school kids in a room and trying to make them to pledge abstinence only will most likely have he opposite effect.

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Madelaine M
3 years ago
I remember being forced to participate in a Tender Care presentation in seventh grade. There was absolutely no science behind the program and the presenter tried to convince students that abstinence is the only way to have safe sex. Ridiculous and archaic.

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Sherri Alms
3 years ago
I believe young people need clear, science-based information about sexuality, reproduction, and contraception.

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Carol Hurley
3 years ago
Not my school district but anyone teaching anything to children should be properly screened and certified. The program content should be screened through the Board of Ed and available to the parents.

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Emma Fee
3 years ago
I participated in two sections of the Tender Care sex ed curriculum. Once in 7th grade, and once in 11th grade. The information provided regarding sex and contraception was incomplete, uninclusive, and at times derogatory and just wrong.

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Laura Wukovitz
3 years ago
Public schools should control curriculum, not religious groups with biased agendas. Children need health and relationship information informed by medically sound science and psychology.

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Judith Pyle
3 years ago
I agree with Marcia Gregorio: our own public school teachers do a fine job; no need for outsiders.