October 18, 2007

I agree with Checker Finn on something

Congratulations are owed the Fordham Foundation for putting together a group of young adults to place in various DC institutions connected to education and convincing them to blog. The Fordham Fellows blog is quickly turning into one of the livelier education blogs around. For example, from Cait Farrell's entry today:

My favorite part of the CBAE [Community Based Abstinence Education] requirements: D. Teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity. So we can have a federal standard for human sexual activity but not for math or science?

(Farrell's larger discussion is based on the controversy over the Portland (Maine) district's decision to provide contraceptive access to middle-school students. It's a sad world when access to contraceptives for 12-year-olds is a prudent move--a small but definite proportion of middle-school students are sexually active--but I'd rather public policy deal with realities rather than fantasy worlds.)

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Posted in Education policy on October 18, 2007 2:43 PM |