Sex ed book causes controversy

I haven't seen this book so I don't know if this is a case of people over reacting or not. I'd like your thoughts though on if you feel this is appropriate in the school setting. The book itself is for ten and up and it shows cartoon images of what a body looks like. Supposedly there are pics of sex acts in there, but I cannot confirm is that is the case. That is the only issue I have, the rest is fine with me from what this story portrays.

http://moms.popsugar.com/Sex-Ed-Book-Causes-Contr…

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    06/25/14
    I think parents should explain this to their children not a school or book.
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    06/25/14
    There should be that option. I will educate my daughter.
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    06/25/14
    Same. My mom never explained any of it to me, not even that I would eventually get my period (NOT something you want to have happen to you unexplained, btw) and I had "the talk" from my boyfriend when I was 17. Not all schools have a good sex ed class/program/health class, and definitely not all parents explain it. I would much rather it be available in school and offend some parents, even if it has to be a limited amount of the books or whatever.
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      06/25/14
      I think I would be ok with it, for the most part, from what I can tell about it. I also agree with a few of the comments that say that even though children are often taught abstinence, it's a little unreasonable to expect them to adhere to it, especially with how people are these days. I would much rather my kids know about safe sex and all the possible consequences of having sex in general than to keep it a big forbidden mystery that is "only for grown-ups". I'm generally not comfortable with sex and such things myself, and I'm almost 23 and I still can't get myself to say or type or even -think- of the P or V word...but if Nina of any future kid I have asks about that kind of thing, I'd rather they be as informed as they can be (maybe not NOW, lol, she's only one!) but a lot of kids start hitting puberty around ten, and I think at that point they have the right to know.
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        06/25/14
        4Marla
        I don't think that sex ed should be something that rests on the schools shoulders because some parents don't talk to there kids because they think they get all of the information they need at school. Make it available at school but not taught to all students.
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          06/26/14
          I had my first sex ed class in 6th grade. We learned the basics. Then again in 10th grade Health and Gym. I never got "The talk" from my parents. I learned it all in school and on the bus. A lot of parents don't talk to their kids. No I don't think school should be responsible for it but its better for the kids to be educated then to not know what's going on so they can take care of them selves.
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            06/26/14
            never of heard of it before
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