Changing with the times has never felt more imminent
As the nation respectively comes to terms that change is inevitably upon us, how are educators, scholars, politicians, Hollywood, and scientists fairing? It seems they are adapting and evolving … and we should too.
To begin this week, it seems remote learning is transforming sex education for teens and young adults.
U.S. News journalist Joseph P. Williams speaks with veteran educator, Karen Raynes in Austin Texas. “There’s lots of cultural stigma around something like saying the word ‘penis’ in a room full of people who are under 18,” says Rayne, who teaches human sexuality at the University of Texas at Austin and is the executive director of UN|HUSHED, a nonprofit that offers sex ed lessons for schools and aims to remove the stigma from sexuality and reproductive education.
Amid “hard decisions” about what to prioritize, she says, teaching homebound teenagers and college students attending class from their childhood bedrooms about the birds and the bees can seem superfluous. Sex ed advocates believe now is not the time to feign modesty in our approach to sex education, but rather rise to the occasion and arm our kids with the information they need to make safer, smarter choices.
Advocates say changes are here to stay, from greater accessibility to totally new curriculums
The nation adjusts to the reality of domestic terrorism. Racism and stereotyping in Hollywood. Vaccines are underway. These are the headlines of the week and clearly, there’s a lot going on in America. Check out more in the stories below.