Title

Feature article about the difficulties and limitations faced by teachers in tryi

Authors

Zoe S. Miller

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-13-1998

Pages

10-11, 15, 17, 20

Abstract

Feature article about the difficulties and limitations faced by teachers in trying to teach sex education in schools, where discussions of homosexuality, bisexuality, lust, and the pleasures of sex are given little or no attention because teachers fear the political consequences. With the views of Maddie Akerly, who teaches Quest, a national drug prevention course sponsored by the Lions Club, to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at South Portland's Memorial Middle; L School; Louise Tate , who teachers a puberty unit of sexual education to South Portland's 5th graders; David Vaugan of Portland's Waynflete School, a private institution, talks of his concerns of homosexuality or bisexuality or of imparting his value system regarding sexual matters; and Christy Everett, 25, who is the director of the Family Crisis Shelter's Young Adult Abuse Program (YAAP) and torch carrier for "comprehensive sexuality education. An 18-year- old female heterosexual graduate of South Portland High School and Jen Stewart, a 17-year-old bisexual student at South Portland High School voice their views on the shortcomings of sex ed programs.

Subjects

Sex instruction

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