Thursday, February 08, 2007

What the State Needs to Know

The CRC dumped a rambling 55 pages plus attachments on the State Superintendent of Schools yesterday, asking her to overrule the Montgomery Count Public Schools' proposed curriculum for eighth and tenth grade sex-education classes within five days.

Those documents are a Gordian knot. Remember, in Greek legend, whoever could untie the knot would become king of Asia. Alexander the Great came along, gave it a try, and when he saw how complicated it was he just took his sword and cut the rope. The "Alexandrian solution" is a lesson here: the documentation is a distraction, you can't possible read all that and figure out what parts are lies and what is true. It's badly written, disorganized, poorly researched, and it's intended to persuade by emotional appeal rather than reason.

Instead, the state should look at it this way.
  • The curriculum was created by a team of impartial pediatricians
  • It has been reviewed with a fine-tooth comb by attorneys inside MCPS as well as outside lawyers
  • It has been carefully evaluated by a committee of county citizens, including CRC and PFOX representatives
  • It was recommended by the MCPS Superintendent of Schools to the Board of Education
  • The Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt it

That's all you need to know. Montgomery County knows what it's doing, we don't need the state to set us straight.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should forward this to top state officials, Jim.

I'm sure they'll glad to hear that you've decided what they need to know.

February 08, 2007 2:28 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Far better than the nonsense CRC sent

February 08, 2007 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nonsense is nonsense.

TTF is nonsense.

February 09, 2007 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The state won't be stepping into this mess. Grasmick has sense enough to smell a big steaming pile when someone sends her one.

February 09, 2007 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the proposed curriculum is a "big steaming pile" of gay advocacy, adverse to the health of students, and the state will reject it.

February 09, 2007 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice design of blog.

August 13, 2007 3:23 PM  

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