Friday, April 9, 2010

Something Else Schools Can't Do -- Teach

About sex that is.

According to a District Attorney in Juneau County, Wisconsin, if teachers follow their state's new sex education law they risk being prosecuted for "misdemeanor or felony delinquency of a minor, with maximum punishments ranging from nine months in jail to six years in prison."

He suggested in his letter to school districts that someone instructing students under 16 in the use of contraceptives is punishable because "the 'natural and probable consequences' of the teacher's instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child".

Read the rest of the article here.

So, apparently, this DA thinks it is a criminal act to even cause a kid to think about sex. And that is regardless of whether what is taught actually causes sex or is designed for the purpose of protecting students from some of the consequences of their youthful indiscretions.

1 comment:

Mary-Jane Donovan, Esq. said...

Well not only that, but apparently this judge believes that teens under the age of 16 don't think about sex until someone brings it up in conversation!
This judge has a poor memory as well as a misunderstanding of the words "inevitable consequence". The only inevitable consequence of being an adolescent is that you will think of sex, just about every-other second or so.
The only real question is whether we can intercept those urges long enough to help them to protect themselves from unintended consequences.
-Mary-Jane Donovan, Esq.