She looked nonchalantly out her window as their car crossed a small bridge. “I would like to ask you a very personal question and give you the freedom not to answer if you don’t want to.” He paused, waiting for her reply. Our junior high and high school age teens don’t date anyone exclusively.Bill smiled and probed: “You know, your mom and I have been talking about you and all those boys who call on the phone.” Julie squirmed uncomfortably in her seat. Instead, we are encouraging our girls who are still home to focus on the friendship side of their relationships with boys.We hadn't played the field enough; we were limiting our options; we were holding each other back.
SALT LAKE CITY — It's a simple assignment that's getting a failing grade from parents. I couldn't believe some of the questions and guidelines.The whole premise of the assignment was ridiculous,” said Jenn Oxborrow, who has an 11th-grade daughter at Highland High School in Salt Lake City.When it comes to romance in high school, many students tend to go too far by expressing their love for each other in public.Many students tend to make out in the hallways and not making it private unfortunately.The assignment was on a statewide website where teachers can download quizzes, lesson plans and assignments for use in their classes.
“We really don't have business whether or not boys and girls should be kissing on a date in a financial literacy class,” Peterson said.
When I tell people that now, as an adult, the response is pretty positive.
But earlier on in our relationship, we endured a lot of judginess.
I was really sad once I thought about it,” Oxborrow said.
Highland High's principal was not available for an interview, but the school district told FOX 13 when they spoke to the teacher she was mortified and regrets any harm she may have caused.
Oxborrow said she is glad the assignment was taken down, but she's worried about students in the class - especially those attracted to the same sex.