"Advocates of sex education argue instead that children have a right to know about the emotional and physical changes of puberty and that we have the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Europe because kids know too little not too much. This autumn Channel 4 is running a season of programmes and projects which take a fresh look at teenagers their sexual awareness and relationships. As part of this series we are hosting a public debate on 11 September to put these contested issues under the spotlight."
"[Former Wasilla mayor] Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. Ã¢â‚¬Å“She asked the library how she could go about banning books,Ã¢â‚¬Â he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The librarian was aghast.Ã¢â‚¬Â The librarian, Mary Ellen Baker, couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire her for not giving Ã¢â‚¬Å“full supportÃ¢â‚¬Â to the mayor."
Kevin Marks on the "cup of team" problem. Via Richard Sambrook.
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