The Debaters

Teachers should educate kids about the birds and the bees

It’s the mother of all debates when father Charlie Demers and educator John Cullen discuss if teachers—and not parents—should educate kids about the birds and the bees.
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It's the mother of all debates when father Charlie Demers and educator John Cullen discuss if teachers—and not parents—should educate kids about the birds and the bees. 

Curriculum crusader Charlie Demers argues that without teachers educating kids on such a complicated subject, there could be everlasting consequences.  

A few years from now, Ontario graduates will think that a Fallopian Tube is an internet video site from the Philippines.- Charlie Demers

But high school teacher John Cullen gives this idea an F and believes "the talk" is an important rite of passage that should be shared between parents and their children.

When you teach your kids about sex, you teach them the story of how they came to exist. I teach them the how I really wish they didn't.- John Cullen

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