Sunday, July 13, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Texas leads nation in abstinence education funding | - Houston Chronicle: "AUSTIN — Texas spent a nation-high $17 million last year for abstinence education programs that continue to stir debate about whether classes promoting virginity before marriage work in public schools.

Federal statistics in June showed that 52.9 percent of Texas students in ninth through 12th grades had sexual intercourse, compared with 47.8 nationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported that Texas youths are less likely to use condoms."


Cap'n Bob said...

I think if they cut out the Alvin statistic Texas would only rate a 12.4%. Not that I'm pointing the finger at any famous blogger and macho man.

Randy Johnson said...

On the subject of abstinence programs, they are a good idea. But most adults seem to forget what it was like when they were teenagers.
The more the old "folks" tell you not to do something, they more hidebound they are to do it. Especially when us guys finally realize that girls really don't have cooties.