Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pilot Testing Started Today: Half Finished at Argyle

The schools were cool about it, they didn't exactly announce their plans ahead of time, but we have just learned that one day of pilot testing has already been completed.

Argyle Middle School, on Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring, had their first day of the new sex-ed class today.

We were told that 66 students in two classes took Day One of the 8th-grade classes on sexual variations, which are really about respect for differences.

Numbers were not yet available on how many of them actually turned gay during the class period.

Look, to my mind this is great ... no, it's not great, it's just fine. This is how the schools do their business. They develop a curriculum, they test it. This shouldn't have been a big deal at all.

Some small number of noisemakers will whine about it, but it's really just another day in school for these kids.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry CRC/PFOX/"Family Network" folks, but I'm afraid you will get arrested for protesting outside a school. So don't bother heading over there to interfere with a factual, honest, legal, and morally sound curriculum. Thanks in advance!

MD Code, Section 26-102:

(b) Denial of access to school grounds.- The governing board, president, superintendent, principal, or school resource officer of any public institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education, or a person designated in writing by the board or any of these persons, may deny access to the buildings or grounds of the institution to any other person who:

(1) Is not a bona fide, currently registered student, or staff or faculty member at the institution, and who does not have lawful business to pursue at the institution;...or

(3) Acts in a manner that disrupts or disturbs the normal educational functions of the institution.
(e) Penalty.- A person is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both if he:

(1) Trespasses on the grounds of any public institution of elementary, secondary, or higher education;

(2) Fails or refuses to leave the grounds of any of these institutions after being requested to do so by a person designated in subsection (b) of this section as being authorized to deny access to the buildings or grounds of the institution; or

(3) Willfully damages or defaces any building, furnishing, statue, monument, memorial, tree, shrub, grass, or flower on the grounds of any of these institutions.

March 06, 2007 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


...Luke Stocky, 14, found the class relatively dull.

"Our teacher, Mrs. Becker, she read straight from the manual," he said...

March 07, 2007 7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sick and tired of the media coverage the so-called CRC gets. What kind of responsible reportage quotes their one or two representatives withoug questioning the validity of their statements? Why is it that 6 or maybe 7 "members" of this cry-baby group are able to access the press without having reporters do some investigative work to determine who these people are? It would be enlightening for readers to know that the tremendous amounts of money these whiners spend in law suits, printing of propaganda leaflets, expending staff time and resources to respond to these sexphobic individuals are funneled to them by out-of-county, out-of state radical-right groups whose primary purpose is to destroy the public school system in our country. As the Irish used to say "a cess on them and their kind"!

March 07, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Fact checking is a lost art/science and even major newspapers seem to be looking more for something "exciting" than for facts. Letting CRC say a bunch of loony nonsense seems more interesting than checking that MCPS does teach a great deal about STDs, pregnancy and other results of risky sex. How boring if the reporter called a health teacher and learned MCPS does teach these things. Did I read that CRC is concerned about a lack of support for hetero rights? I really did think I read that in some CRC tripe- but didn't see it in the news

March 07, 2007 4:13 PM  

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