Letter from Cathy Popkin, Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, to NYS Education Commissioner Richard Mills on 5/16/02
Archives for May 2002
There are many reasons to be concerned about the controversy over Judith Levine’s forthcoming book, Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex (U. Minn. Press, 2002). It is not only the calls to censor the book that are alarming, but the threat to censor sex education and discussion of teen sexuality.
Government Financing of Abstinence-Only Education Recently, the Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4122. If passed into law, H.R. 4122 would extend federal and matching state financing for abstinence-only education for another five years. The measure restricts the information that students may be provided to be consistent with the "abstinence-until marriage" […]