What Thomas most wants to see is evidence of another drumbeat being sounded in the schools, "one to counteract the drumbeat of sensuality . . ." And on that score, I suspect he has much company.
He suggests a starting point of mandatory curriculum that would not take the present approach of "exposing students to all of their sexual options, as if all are equal and none is to be preferred." The catch, of course, is that he advocates teaching his own preference: no sex before marriage. And it's at that point that he's written off by many as a visitor from another planet, which is unfortunate.
It's unfortunate because Thomas is rightfully concerned about a continuing lowering of standards that increasingly results in heartbreak, disease, and mothers who are children themselves.
He is rightfully aware that whatever is being communicated is not having a positive effect. It's my observation that the regrettable message (whether or not intended) that most students hear these days is: "We know, or assume, that if you're a normal, healthy kid you'll be sexually active." That message concerns and saddens me, especially as a parent; an injustice is being done to young people as they are served this self-fulfilling prophecy.