Friday, July 27, 2007

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Sex Education and Politics

(Each "Question of the Week," an idea which I gleaned from A Republic If You Can Keep It, will remain toward the top of the blog until the next question appears. The previous Questions of the Week are HERE. Please scroll down for recent postings)

Recently Barack Obama created a bit of a firestorm with his comments about sex education for kindergartners. Excerpt from a July 18, 2007 ABC News report, a report which Mr. Obama decried:

ABC News' Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson Report: Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do."


...[I]t’s the right thing to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in schools."

Read the rest of this report.

CLICK HERE for video of the relevant portion of Mr. Obama's speech at Planned Parenthood.

HERE and HERE is pertaining information from Mr. Obama's web site, which maintains that the the media's take was incorrect.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: In your view, what should be the school's role in sex education?


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posted by Always On Watch @ 7/27/2007 11:00:00 PM