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Why We Need SexEd Reform: No Accountability

Posted by Ryan Morgan on February 04, 2013 at 12:00 PM

South Carolina health education needs stronger monitoring and evaluation.

South Carolina health education needs stronger monitoring and evaluation.

The Sterling Report notes that while districts may be implementing key pieces of the CHEA, there is a serious lack of reporting. Seventy-five per cent of districts that reported were found to be in violation of at least one of the reproductive health education portions of CHEA. The study found that of the 69 districts that responded to the 2011 CHEA compliance survey, only 44% reported teaching STD and HIV prevention in grades 6–8.

As it stands, there’s no accountability, evaluation or monitoring of what’s being taught or for how long. Despite the fact that the law mandates an annual CHEA compliance survey, 16 districts — almost 1 in 5 — did not submit the information to the SCDE in 2011.

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