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'No Politics in AIDS Education'

September 04, 1987

It is imperative that public education assume responsibility for providing information about the prevention and spread of AIDS and assume that responsibility now! We can't afford to wait even one more day, let alone one more school year, to do so.

My concern is not so much who will choose the film to be presented as to what age child will be a part of the audience.

In some areas of this state, waiting until junior and senior high school is appropriate. However, there are schools where children in the fifth and sixth grades are sexually active. Right or wrong isn't the concern here. A life-threatening disease of immense proportions is!

My advice to our governor and state superintendent of public instruction is, stop bickering over the method of film selection before the showing of any film will be too late!

CECILE MAURICE

Seal Beach

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