Thursday, January 11, 2007
Chastity Bible Belt
Continuing to correct the abuses of educational policy in Kansas during the recent past, the new moderate majority will also address the changes made to sex education by the old board:
In June, the board approved a policy stating that human sexuality classes should promote abstinence until marriage, while still giving students complete and medically accurate information about birth control and preventing sexually active transmitted diseases. It isn't a mandate, so districts don't risk losing their accreditation by failing to adopt it.
But the policy does require schools to get written permission from parents for students to participate in sex education courses. In most districts, students previously were automatically enrolled unless their parents objected in writing.