So I’ve written this week about AIDS education and President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” comment that the right wing has been hammering him on ever since he gave a speech. In surfing around these past couple of days, I came across two pieces that serve as great follow-ups to what I was talking about.
First, there’s “AIDS Conference, New Documentary Raise Questions About Sex Ed.” from Education Week:
In Ms. Morris’ health education class in Greenville, Miss., a lesson on sexually transmitted diseases is almost comic.
And Ms. Morris seems to know it.
She can’t say the words condom or contraceptive to explain how the spread of an STD, including HIV/AIDS, might be prevented, much less to prevent pregnancy.
It’s a really good look at how off-kilter sex education has become in the United States (and it made me feel even more grateful for the education I did receive).
And on President Obama’s comments, we have The Daily Show, which is brilliant as always. (“Democalypse 2012–Do we look stupid, don’t answer that edition”)