Texas currently has the third-highest teen birth rate in the country and “the highest rate of repeat teen births.” It also leads the nation in the amount of government money it spends on abstinence-only education. But some school districts in the state are now shifting away from that approach, admitting that it isn’t working:Let's hope other school districts show as much sense. The teenagers of Texas deserve better than the misinformation they've been getting.
“We mainly did it because of our pregnancy rate,” said Whitney Self, lead teacher for health and physical education at the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. “We don’t think abstinence-only is working.” [...]
30 September, 2009
Texas Schools Admit Abstinence-Only is Bullshit
Looks like someone woke up and smelled the reality, eh?