Money wasted on flawed sex-ed curriculum

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007

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Teril Wright, Gaithersburg

Please tell me I am not the only one who is angry and appalled at the school board’s decision to unanimously approve a new sex-education curriculum that they know is flawed enough to invite another court battle.

First, they spend millions of precious education dollars on an updated Family Life class. Then they spend more on the defense and loss of a court challenge. Then they spend more on developing a new, ‘‘improved” curriculum. And finally they will spend more on another legal challenge.

Not only did they know this time that it would most likely be attacked again, but they invited it. The Post quoted board member Sharon Cox as saying, ‘‘I believe we will be sued. That’s OK ... Bring it on.”

Where do these people get off begging for more money ‘‘for our children” while spending it on avoidable court cases? If the judge the first time mandated changes to conform to his ruling, then why the heck didn’t they do the job right? And why do we have to pay for it?