Read this FoxNews article about questions being asked of students in Fairfax County, Virginia schools. The questions are being asked of students in 8th Grade, 10th Grade and 12th Grade. Answering the questions is reported not to be mandatory.
I can hear the teacher's explanation now. "Who wants to answer these questions? All others, report to detention after school."
"Have you ever had sexual intercourse?"
"How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?"
"During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?"
"Have you ever had oral sex?"
Questions are also asked about "their sexual orientation, whether they are transgender, and their race."
How old are kids in 8th Grade? 13? 14?
A long time ago I learned that, just because someone asks me a question, I don't have to answer it. Just because someone wrote down or printed a question on a piece of paper, I don't have to answer it.
Have students learned that yet?
My stepson came home from middle school one afternoon and said, "Guess what I learned in school today. Stand up for what you think is right, even if you are standing alone."
Then he added, "Except in school, where you get in trouble."
Have today's students learned to say, "I am not answering those questions, and I don't know to tell you why not."