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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

And here I thought it was common sense

The Montgomery County school board voted to adopt new sex education lessons to be taught to all 8th and 10th graders, including a provision which allows teachers, if asked, to tell students that homosexuality is not a mental disorder.

The one-sentence addition has been at the center of much debate recently, though the measured passed 6-1. I'm a little confused. If a student asks a simple question, why on earth should a teacher NOT be able to clarify facts? Important facts... such as, no, homosexuality is not a mental disorder.

I don't understand how this could in anyway be problem. But apparently it almost was.

3 comments:

Kate said...

I have the sneaking suspicion that some people would rather the students thought it _was_ a mental disorder...

*grumblesigh*

Brian said...

Unfortunately, I think you may be right.

It seems to me, that when education must be stifled and truth suppressed, it's more about preserving power than preserving morality.

Kate said...

Yup.

 
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