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Jeremy Garner

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Pro-LIfe or Pro-Choice what about Pro-Education

Recently a Politician (lol ummm on a seperate note i looked up Politic in the dictionary and found that poli is a greek word meaning many and tick which is a blood-sucking organism interesting to say the least) made comments that enraged quite a bit of people on the topic that women had some sort of mechanism or something IDk. Anyways my topic is how can we better educate people on responsible sexual practices on the results of sex. And here in the USA how can we better illustrate that what we do to rapist... Which is take them away from everything they love put them in a cell strip them of there freedoms and label them as a rapist for the rest of their life... Also can we start teaching young women self-defense classes from earlier on so that they at least have a vague knowledge of ways to defend themselves from rapists as well as responsible ways to have sex... I am neither pro-choice nor pro life... I am pro-education

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    Aug 20 2012: So here's my idea about this Zhang what if we could start a program where we give students the most valid data on this subject and let each school have a student led sexual education course these are the people that that they would actually listen too and also who would be the best advocate against rape... Obviously a rape victim soo allow them to speak on the subject as well as a reformed rapist let both sides talk to these kids ask them what they think safe sex practices also show them what happens when things go right with safe sex practices soo show them a responsible couple who has kids and waited until they were emotionally and financially able to have a child
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      Aug 20 2012: Hmm, that's an interesting idea... Getting a student to educate another student would be interesting because the student knows the language of other students better than most adults. Friends usually listen to friends more than they do with their parents or grown-ups after all lol.

      A rape victim or a reformed rapist sounds kinda extreme, but it's an idea and it could get the point across in a pretty crude way...

      But I think the most important thing is that this program should not be branded as a gimmick or branded as "education". When kids think of "education" they think of the public school environment and teachers telling them what to do and whatnot. So if you use that kind of brand, the kids could immediately turn off to it. First impressions are almost everything. So the approach of this program should be to brand this thing as more of a fun activity thing or just whatever things they prefer to do...

      Ok I got it, what about offering some music artists rapping about the negative effects of rape and stuff, or early teen pregnancy? There's a Tupac song called Brenda's got a Baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRWUs0KtB-I

      I've also watched some Spike Lee movies too. His movies have usually been about the lower class black population, like the movie He Got Game. He likes to "keep things real" in his movies and it does have that huge emotional impact.

      Well I don't know if the younger generation likes these things or could relate to them, but it's just ideas I'm throwing out there.
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      Aug 21 2012: Jeremy, im with you on showing student's responsible people who waited till they were financially and emotionally ready for a baby but i fall off with the other ideas.

      First off, i think our sex ed is perfectly fine now, atleast in the US, so we dont need to change it. Your logic in using a peer to teach it makes sense, until you look into it further. Who would you trust more teaching you, lets say, quantom physics? your friend, or someone who has a phd on the subject? Id trust the doctor more, and thats why we have professionals teaching kids in all subjects of schools, not peers.

      Also, i dont think bringing anyone in or even talking about rape would be beneficial. An advocate against rape? ive never heard of an advocate FOR rape so im pretty sure everyone is already an advocate against rape. Every adult, teen, and person able to understand the concept of sex understands its bad so i dont think we need to teach that its bad.
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        Aug 22 2012: A PHD may have the best knowledge on the subject but that doesn't mean they're great teachers. A lot of the experts on the fields tend to have inflexible communication skills because they expect their students to understand everything he says, and they tend to think pretty in one narrow way.

        Whether this is a good thing for students or not is up for debate though...

        But you're right, it's generally a standard that rape is really bad. Even a ton of criminals think rapists are even lower than the low.
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          Aug 22 2012: That's true, a lot of doctors and experts have inflexible communication skills, no argument there.
          I may have misworded my original response a bit wrong, i meant teachers who specialize in sex ed. Teachers go to school for the specific purpose to learn how to communicate well with students and for the most part, they do communicate well. I was thinking about a high school classroom setting, where teachers teach, not a college setting with professors (which would be like the experts with poor communication skills you refered to).

          Maybe a school could have a study done, with students teaching other students though. i know in my school, there are options to peer teach, and a specific program where older students talk to younger students about life issues which is in a way like what you proposed. It's definitely a good thought, and i think we already see some places where it is implemented.
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          Aug 29 2012: Also on the note about rape.,.. If a young kid walked into a classroom about eighteen dressed in a orange jumpsuit handcuffed with a officer holding a gun on him and said i committed rape this is my story this is what happens to you... would it sink in??? The mind remembers things it has never seen before easier and quicker than a classroom setting the students have seen a teacher about a thousand times before they have seen books they have seen pamplets.... but they havent seen someone there age in a orange jumpsuit and saying they commited rape and it ruined my life... we could even go as far... for the conservatives.. and do this through tele-communications a real time feed from prison to the classroom in HD were the students could ask questions and the inmate could tell them answers... find a good candidate for each school and BOOM! the idea of rape becomes a guy in a orange jumpsuit telling you his life is over.... Am i saying that this is a solution for rape no but it sure is a start... we need to have the world to teach our kids and the teachers to be guides... and this system could be used for about a billion other topics... were selling education to these kids but there isnt any principles of a sales agreement... reciprocity and obligation (Law of Contract - you do something good for me ill do something good for you) is the number one sells technique and its not being used consistence is the second being used to a extent but teachers are overwhelmed and therefore consistence in learning and teaching techniques is not being used... Soo that leaves us with the next two Authority....and... Same Peers... We need to give students the experts of a given field of study from all sides and Same peers we have to show them also that other students love learning.... there is alot that needs to change in the world and its our youth that will end up doing it because we as a society resist change and resist the unknown...
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        Aug 22 2012: I think peer teaching should be encouraged. I mean it would be incredibly efficient for a teacher to teach, but then break the students into groups and let the kids who understand the subject also help teach their group.

        The concept I like is, I'd rather have a friend try to teach me something than a teacher who I don't really know that well, teach me, because the friend can explain things in the way I would understand much more easily than the teacher. I think this would be a great way to teach too because the friend's primarily not trying to show off their superiority or make the student feel inferior or anything, they're just trying to help a friend out.
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        Aug 29 2012: how bout a friend who has a phd in physics what i was getting at is it has to be more relatable. LOL I strongly believe their are responsiible young adults who if given the right knowledge by teachers and closely monitored by teachers before and after that class would be the perfect candidate to teach sex education... we need to build a more sexually responsible youth and teachers throwing numbers and figures even in the most positive ways is not the answer.. Students need to tell students... why?? because students listen to students... get it???

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