The WA State Dept. of Health has reviewed the SHARE [abstinence] curriculum and found it to be unacceptable for classroom use. They submitted a list of “errors” that needed to be changed before it could be reviewed again. Some of those changes were:
· Not talk about abstinence until marriage but only address disease and pregnancy issues.
· Tell teens about perfect and typical condom use even though typical use is more accurate .
· Don’t talk about intimacy/attachment because there aren’t any studies on them at the CDC.
These are just a few of the things the DOH thinks need to be changed. Some of them certainly can be looked at again but none of them are inaccurate at all.
How long is it going to take the public to wake up to the fact that the state of Washington and OSPI does not care about our kids?