Do sex education programs that emphasize abstinence really work? The issue is on the boil thanks to rising teen pregnancy rates and the high profile of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol, herself an unwed teenage mother. Now a pair of new studies reveals a complex answer to a flashpoint debate in the culture wars.
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Religion’s central place in national and international political issues has created a new push to teach students about religion in public schools. While many Americans, educators and parents are eager to have public school students learn more about religion, battles rage over how to do that. They include controversies and lawsuits over elective Bible classes [...]
A decades-long conversation about the origins of the world has escalated into a roaring debate about how science should be taught in public schools. Should evolution be taught alone in science classes, or should it be accompanied by alternate theories such as “intelligent design,” the belief that the Earth and its life forms were guided [...]