South Carolina students deserve to be taught by trained, qualified and certified health teachers.
Teachers themselves indicate reproductive health training as the most needed professional development area. That’s not surprising now that the Sterling Report revealed exactly who is teaching sex education in schools. The most common instructor is a P.E. teacher or a science teacher, and, in some cases, the school nurse.
Teachers are expected to provide sex education instruction without the benefit of subject-specific training. We’d never expect math or science classes to be taught by English or history teachers. Shouldn't we demand the same level of expertise in students’ reproductive health education?