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Be willing to refine Pono Choices


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 12, 2014

~~<p>The state Department of Education should seriously consider the complaints of parents who say that a sex-education curriculum being piloted in Hawaii public schools is too explicit for 11-year-olds and downplays the health risks of certain sexual acts.</p>
<p>While it is easy to dismiss criticism of the inclusive Pono Choices curriculum as homophobia in the wake of a state law legalizing same-sex marriage, that knee-jerk reaction would be a mistake. It is gay youths, males in particular, who could suffer the most from an unduly politically correct point of view.</p>
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The state Department of Education should seriously consider the complaints of parents who say that a sex-education curriculum being piloted in Hawaii public schools is too explicit for 11-year-olds and downplays the health risks of certain sexual acts.

While it is easy to dismiss criticism of the inclusive Pono Choices curriculum as homophobia in the wake of a state law legalizing same-sex marriage, that knee-jerk reaction would be a mistake. It is gay youths, males in particular, who could suffer the most from an unduly politically correct point of view. Login for more...



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