December 15, 1995 |
By their own admission, it is an odd match. Here was Claire Connelly, a lesbian activist from Ventura County, recently engaging in political strategy with the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon of Anaheim, one of the most notorious opponents of homosexuality. So cozy have they become that Connelly joked that if all went according to plan, she promised not to make a pass at Sheldon's daughter, Andrea, who works as a lobbyist for Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition.
July 22, 1989 |
While battles rage as to whether students should be taught about sex and whether school is the place to teach it, a national survey shows that what is currently being taught in the nation's schools is not being taught well. The report by the Guttmacher Institute for the National Education Assn. surveyed 4,241 school nurses and teachers who would most often be responsible for teaching sex education. Of those surveyed, 93% reported that their schools offer sex-education instruction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1988
The Los Angeles school board has agreed to offer sex education to fifth- and sixth-graders in 30 elementary schools next fall. Using parent volunteers, school nurses and regular classroom teachers, the $108,000 pilot program will introduce material on physical and emotional changes in puberty, family structures and the responsibilities of parenting, said Ruth Rich, who oversees health instruction for the district.
January 16, 1987 |
Top federal health officials, who have advocated comprehensive AIDS sex education as a critical weapon for curbing the deadly epidemic, are facing a serious challenge from officials in the Education Department who oppose their proposals as "clinically correct but morally empty," The Times has learned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1990 |
Despite a two-year effort by a traditional-values group to exorcise the sex education curriculum of Newport Mesa-Unified School District, the once-controversial courses remain as popular as ever, educators say. "Everything that happened certainly didn't hurt enrollment," said Mike Marino, a Corona del Mar High School teacher who teaches sex education. "My classes are just as big as they used to be, and I am teaching as many sections as I can handle."
March 12, 1987 |
The state Board of Education on Wednesday narrowly adopted California's first specific guidelines for teaching students about homosexuality, AIDS, contraception, abortion, and other sex-related issues. Opponents immediately vowed to stage protests in school districts throughout the state and threatened legal challenges, claiming that the guidelines virtually endorse homosexuality and abortion by failing to condemn them.