Posted by aphillieteacher on January 24, 2011
Nothing to do with reading or thinking.
At New High School, entire English classes are sent to the auditorium to watch a brief video about STDs before then sent to the bathroom with a test kit. Whether they actually urinate in the cup and turn it in for testing is up to the kids. I saw a lot of the students nodding as the presenter ran through statistics and symptoms, so it’s very likely that many of them decided to go ahead and get tested.
I understand that every year they find multiple cases of diseases among the kids. How far they get with treatment, I can’t tell. But at least they’re getting informed.
When I was in high school, all we got was vision screening. I wonder if the suburbs have school-wide programs for STDs?