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  • Fear-Based Sex Education

    09/09/2006 11:20:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 971+ views
    Agape Press ^ | September 8, 2006 | Jane Jimenez
    (AgapePress) - Much has been said about fear-based sex education in the past few years. And I finally think I have figured out what they're talking about.Yes, there is a lot of fear out there in the world of sex education. It literally leaps off the pages of newspapers as editors willingly print the sound bites fed to them by people who are afraid of abstinence education. One gigantic fear, built on lots of big, big fears: Fear of admitting to differences between men and women ... hormonal, physical, and emotional differences. Any hint that men and women see...
  • Revolution: A Back to School Guide

    09/08/2006 1:13:56 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 498+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2006 | Julia A. Seymour
    Conservatives, welcome back to campus, that bastion of hostility toward your faith, politics and lifestyle, where Marx is revered, common sense eschewed, and multiculturalism matters more than mathematics. Are you ready for the semester—ready to stand up for those principles, to fight for your right to express opinions that are unpopular, and ready to make a difference for the conservative movement? Brendan Steinhauser, a former executive director of the Young Conservatives of Texas at Austin, wants you to fight and win battles against liberals on your campus and in order to help you he has some advice. His advice is...
  • Kentucky Teacher Reassigned After Burning Flags During Civics Lesson

    08/22/2006 10:11:31 AM PDT · by glymers · 50 replies · 1,441+ views
    Dan Holden, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Stuart Middle School, burned two flags Friday as part of a lesson on freedom of speech, said Jefferson County schools spokeswoman Lauren Roberts said.
  • The bitter truth, as we feast on the bounty of the empire (Robert Jensen bile alert)

    11/24/2005 9:15:16 PM PST · by weegee · 69 replies · 1,393+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 22, 2005, 10:28PM | By ROBERT JENSEN
    The bitter truth, as we feast on the bounty of the empire -Our myth of Thanksgiving warps a history of genocide ONE indication of moral and intellectual progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day with a National Day of Atonement. Indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas. But the thought of changing this white-supremacist holiday is hard to...
  • Parents Cast Fight as Sexual vs. Religious Tolerance: People angry at schools' 'gay agenda.'

    10/20/2005 9:48:30 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 183 replies · 2,947+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/20/5 | Stephanie Simon
    Lexington, Mass. — David and Tonia Parker are asking their neighbors in this liberal town for one consideration: Tolerance. The Parkers believe homosexuality is immoral. So they were appalled when their son brought a picture book home from kindergarten that showed families with same-sex parents. To ensure his "spiritual safety," they demanded the right to pull him out of class whenever homosexuality was discussed. To deny them that right, they say, would be intolerant of their faith. School administrators offer a different take on tolerance. They say it's their job to expose children to the world's diversity. Supt. Paul B....
  • Selling a dangerous lie (Sex Ed)

    12/16/2004 11:50:45 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 1,222+ views ^ | 12/17/05 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What is it about sex education that causes some otherwise rational adults to behave irrationally?  When it comes to other topics -- smoking, drinking, drug abuse -- we don’t hesitate to give our children the benefit of an unambiguous “no.” We tell them flat out that they shouldn’t do it. If anyone said, “But kids are going to drink any way, so let’s show them how they can minimize the effects of a hangover,” most parents would suggest that that person have his head examined.  Yet who can deny that the same logic (or lack thereof) lies behind the push...
  • DNC chairman’s school visit sparks anger among Portsmouth city officials

    12/17/2003 12:11:34 PM PST · by HapaxLegamenon · 56 replies · 342+ views
    Foster's Online ^ | 12-17-2003 | PAT McGOWAN
    DNC chairman’s school visit sparks anger among Portsmouth city officials By PAT McGOWAN Democrat Staff Writer PORTSMOUTH — Several city officials are furious over the Democratic National Committee chairman’s recent visit to Portsmouth High School, who they feel turned a social studies lesson into a one-sided bashing of President Bush. After requesting to visit the school, Terry McAuliffe was allowed by Principal Forrest Ransdell to come to teach what the principal believed to be social studies classes on democracy and the political process. However, several city officials are livid over what they say turned into a biased Democratic view of...