A Tale of Two Tales

Discussion in 'Education' started by PoliticalChic, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. PoliticalChic

    PoliticalChic Diamond Member

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    1. More than 900 students at a New Jersey middle school have been told to stop hugging each other.

    The district says Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement that students were in a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions," the Associated Press reported.

    The New York Daily News cited School Superintendent David Healy as saying while there was no policy against hugging in the district, the authorities had a responsibility to teach children about appropriate interactions."
    'No more hugging,' NJ school tells students

    Condoms may soon be available for students as young as 12 in one Massachusetts school district.

    The Springfield Public Schools committee voted five-to-one in favor of the new policy in an effort to prevent sexually-transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

    "The thing is that 12 year olds are sexually active. So, we didn't make up an age," Miller said. "We're looking at an age where we feel that the need starts."

    Under the new policy, a student would be able to walk into the nurse's office and request a free condom. But at the same time, they would be educated about abstinence, how to use a condom, as well as the consequences of having sex."
    Mass. school district could give condoms to middle schoolers - CBS Atlanta 46

    Or...is this comparing apples to condoms......?

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