Sex education in Las Vegas schools

Jordan Klepper goes to Las Vegas where students in the schools are bemoaning the fact that their schools don’t teach any sex education at all, leaving them at a loss as to where to get reliable information. Klepper also interviews a woman who says that parents are the ones who should talk about these matters with their children.

The high school students display a remarkable maturity in discussing the issue, more so than the people who oppose these classes.

(This The Daily Show clip aired on February 11, 2015. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Nightly Show outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)


  1. Katydid says

    Sure, the parents *should* be the one to talk to their children about sex, but so many don’t. For the children whose parents are responsible and mature, hearing the information again at school does no harm. For the unlucky children whose parents are immature or brainwashed by fundamentalist religion, this is their only chance to get reality-based education in how their bodies work.

  2. says

    I was interested to read in this morning’s Metro that compulsory sex and relationships education is to be introduced even in primary schools in the UK. Then I read further and found that parents will have the right to pot their children out of these classes.

    Which makes a mockery of the whole idea. Because the kids whose parents would opt them out of S&RE classes probably are the very ones who would benefit most from them.

  3. doublereed says

    Teenagers are a lot smarter than society gives them credit for. They reason they don’t respect authority or teachers is often because they don’t respect them. Adults can learn quite a lot from teenagers.

    Also, the description that she gives of parents telling the children to google it is exactly what actually happens. Conservatives are far more likely to learn about sex from pornography. And porn, as demonstrated, is a terrible way to learn about sex. Realistically, those are the options: Sex Education from teachers or Sex Education from pornography.

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