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originally posted by: Byrd
originally posted by: Wardaddy454
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Tempter
A state that's willing to entertain the possibility of criminalizing abortions.
Yet ranks 50th in the public education system.
Don't exactly give a rats-arse about children.
Actually, California ranks 50th. Not counting "Higher" education, which includes degrees in gender studies...
And furthermore, Alabama has a been a Democrat state for a very long time, and only recently has it changed hands.
Just look what they did to poor Birmingham..
Doublechecking your facts... California is 21st in state rankings. Alabama is the one that's 50th (source)
The Alabama Republican Party's own website says that the state's Democrats lost power in 1986... which is 30 years ago. It hasn't had a Democrat senator since 1996 (which is 23 years, give or take a few months.) That's "recent" in geological times but not considered "recent" by any other standard. Source - Alabama GOP
Following the November 2010 election, Republicans won control of the Alabama state legislature for the first time in 136 years winning large majorities in both chambers.
That's not Dems losing power, that just means the state wasn't part of the Democrat's "Solid South" anymore.
It seems to me that the logical way to teach it would be to outline the reasons that abstinence would be better.
Did you read all of my post?
Outside of the egg bit this is how I remember it being taught back in the 70's in NY. And I have kids also and many of my friends had daughters. They were taught basically the same things.
And I'll bet that poster has no kids, maybe is little more than a kid themselves
I am not talking to a bunch of children.
We are on ATS.
My statement was a fact of existence, not free advice.
But you did make sure your daughter was on birth control...
Just in case.
And maybe I am wrong but I do believe the teen pregancy rate has been going down not up since the bird's and the bees has been taught in school as well as the abortion rate.
Personally I think telling boys that they were built with such a strong overpowering sex drive that even raising the subject up in a classroom will drive them wild while ignoring what the driving force in the girls that causes them to seek out the company of boys (which I don't believe actual sexual pleasure is a dominate factor in) while telling them just don't have sex and neglecting to go over the ways to prevent that action from setting the entire course of their future is gonna do much.
And it isn't preparing them for the adult world is it?