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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

"Mommy, Can I Learn About Sex in School?"

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Missouri House of Representatives initially approved a bill yesterday that will require students to get parental permission before taking sex ed in school.

Let's see if the Missouri House gets ripped the same way the Kansas Board of Ed. did for a similar policy.

It's funny: after being in Africa for a month--where education about sex and sexually transmitted diseases is literally a life-and-death matter--I come home to a place where people are actually trying to take education away. Advocates will say they're putting the education where it belongs, in the home, but that's bogus. Most parents can't (or won't) teach their kids the kinds of things that the school can about contraceptives, about diseases, about responsibility.

Another case of ignorance being masqueraded as a value.

posted by Not Prince Hamlet, 2:34 PM


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