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2012

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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Claremont Colleges

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In Bed With The Fed: The Battle Over K-12 Sex Education In The United States, Hannah Frey Lauber Jan 2012

In Bed With The Fed: The Battle Over K-12 Sex Education In The United States, Hannah Frey Lauber

CMC Senior Theses

Sexuality education continues to be an extremely emotional and polarizing issue in the United States. The U.S. leads developed countries with the highest rates of teenage pregnancy and STI acquisition, as well as teenage abortions. Additionally, costs to society are tremendous—experts estimate unplanned pregnancy costs the federal government up to $12 billion annually. Now more than ever, there is a dire need for medically accurate, high-quality sex education in this country. This thesis explores the history of sexuality education policy in the United States, as well as recent legal developments. It highlights the arguments of those in favor ...