Daily Archives: March 20, 2008


In a study researchers found:

Students who receive comprehensive sex education are half as likely to become teen parents as those who get none or abstinence-only sex education, according to researchers at the University of Washington. What’s more, teens who had comprehensive education, which typically discusses condoms and birth-control methods as well as abstinence, were no more likely to engage in intercourse than peers who were taught just to say no to sex before marriage, researchers said.

Only one word comes to mind: “Duh!” Did this really surprise anyone? More comprehensive education leads to better decision-making? You don’t say?

Teens are going to have sex if they want to do so. The big difference is how much information they are provided to protect themselves. Remember this frightening finding?


I’m Awful Sometimes

I sat in a three-hour union meeting with ESPN’s updating scoreboard open in the background of my computer. Even though the meeting was a good one, I just couldn’t keep myself from keeping track of March Madness. I’m just as bad as my students sometimes.