Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Light From Madison

Good things happen when Republicans win elections. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Madison - Schools could again teach abstinence-only courses under a bill moving through the Legislature that would also require any sex education courses to promote marriage.

A law approved last year when Democrats controlled state government requires sex education courses in public schools to be age appropriate and comprehensive, covering issues like sexually transmitted diseases and how to use birth control. Under that law, schools can choose not to offer sex education, but they cannot offer abstinence-only courses, as they previously could.

Now, Republicans run the Legislature and they hope to pass a bill that would repeal many of the aspects of the law and allow local school districts to set up abstinence-only programs. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for noon Wednesday before the Senate Education Committee.

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