lying to our children about science

That headline is an actual quote from Democrat Henry Waxman who is leading an investigation into some Federally funded programs which teach sexual abstinence to teens in order to prevent pregnancies and disease. However the investigation is finding that there were many claims made in the teaching materials which have no foundation in other Federal government literature and sound hysterical and ridiculous to me. I can only hope that teens generally are smart enough to take this information with a pinch of salt. As Toby’s getting older I’m getting increasingly concerned about the quality of science teaching here, especially as it seems to be being invaded by fundamentalists and “well-intentioned abstinence educators”.

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