The Collier County School Board approved changes to the district’s health education policy by a 3-2 vote Thursday night. Board members Pat Carroll and Steve Donovan dissented.
The district’s old policy read that the curriculum should address an awareness of the benefits of sexual abstinence as the expected standard and the consequences of teenage pregnancy. But a majority of board members thought that policy was too vague.
Commentary: Governor Charlie Crist selected Roy Terry over yours truly for the vacated seat of the Collier County School Board District 5 by Richard Calabrese. I believe Charlie Crist had to satisfy the teachers’ unions who backed Roy Terry. The contraceptive mentality-based sex education is the danger education in public schools. I will have to vote “YES” for Joe Whitehead on Collier County School Board District 5.