Saturday, March 18, 2006

What's the Matter with Kansas? Sex ed!

I've written previously on the work of Thomas Frank and especially "What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America" and highly suggest this work. (Buy it through my click through banners on the left of Captain Plaid please!) Kansas has lately given us such stellar Senators as Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback. And who can forget long time Kansas leader Bob Dole working for Viagra and other entities also perhaps interested in screwing America.

Farhod Manjoo via the Broadsheet at Salon (possibly the Premium version yet I think they'll give you a day pass or something in the event you've not yet gotten hooked) writes on "Kansas wise new sex-ed policy". Kansas has barely passed an "opt in" form of sex-education for public school students. Very snarky and dead on, except for the balding, overweight teachers teaching Geography. I'm not overweight! Balding yes but "Shine is fine!" is my story. Whenever sex comes up in my classes I am always amazed at how ignorant many are of the basics of biology and disease and pretty much anything else. We better teach them something! Peace ... or War.