The Education of Shelby Knox

The Education of Shelby Knox

Write a persuasive essay explaining why a local school board who is considering changing their sexual health curriculum should consider watching the film “The Education of Shelby Knox” to help inform their decision. See details below about the writing assignment. The Snohomish School district has decided to change their sexual health curriculum, but are unsure of the type of curriculum they should choose (i.e., abstinence only or comprehensive sex ed). Write a letter to the school board explaining why it is important for them to see the film and consult the research before making a decision. Explain what the board could learn about adolescent sexuality from reading up on adolescent sexuality. Be sure to integrate research findings to support aspects of the film and your assertions. After all, we don’t want to promote the idea that people should automatically believe that personal opinion is enough to drive policy.