My former college advisor is in today’s Post.

So great is student interest in learning how to talk intelligently about such matters that each semester, Sawyer’s course [human sexuality] has a waiting list of 100 students or more. This means most of the students are seniors, who get first pick, rather than freshmen, who might benefit more from the course.

The only way you could have gotten in his class is if you were a fifth year senior. Punishment went to those who finished college within four years.

One of my high school English teachers was in the Post a couple years ago. If only he could see my writing now.

4 thoughts on “OLD SCHOOL

  1. Q

    Thanks for the link to that article – it is so great to know that someone out there is actually teaching young people useful information about sex! It’s too bad there aren’t more teachers like this reaching people much earlier than age 22.

    I am a huge proponent of frank, comprehensive sex education from an early age, and it really burns me up to listen to people argue for abstinence-only sex ed in high schools. High school is still the last educational stop for a lot of members of our society, the last opportunity for that kind of learning to take place. Even in the highly unlikely event that people wait until they’re married to have sex, they’re going to need that information sooner or later in their adult lives. And if they haven’t had it in high school, where is it going to come from? It is unconscionable to deny young people access to information about a subject that has huge ramifications for both personal and public health issues.

    I’m aware that I’m probably preaching to the choir here, so I’ll get off my soapbox. Again, thanks to DCB for the article – amazingly enough, your post today has been genuinely uplifting and inspiring.

  2. KassyK

    Professor Sawyer is one of my best friend from college and former roommates FATHER. Yep, the notorious Professor of Human Sexuality was my friend’s DAD. How odd.

  3. Roissy

    sex ed — too funny. two centuries worth of american public school education without anything even remotely approaching sex topics managed to produce the world’s greatest hyperpower.

    yeah, that’s exactly what’ll fix things real right and good. sex ed.

  4. jg

    I went to MD and took this course my senior year- it was by far one of the best classes I have ever taken. It definetely should be a required class for freshman, the information you obtain is priceless.

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