FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A University of Arkansas student with hopes of becoming a teacher is urging her state lawmakers to mandate comprehensive Sex Ed. in public schools.
Ashley Miller argues in her online petition that abstinence-only education is ineffective, citing the Natural State’s teen birth rate as the highest in the country.
19,000 other people who signed the petition agree with her, including a Little Rock pastor.
“I mean, just tell them what it is. That’s been the issue even when I was coming up. It was called the birds and the bees. It is what it is. We just have to keep it real with them and quit playing with them,” local evangelist Jimmy Hinton said.
Hinton believes Sex Ed. also has to start at home with core values.