The city of Philadelphia has an important message for its 11-year-old residents: sex can be loads of fun, but it’s better “when you’re not worried about getting pregnant or getting an STD.”

Tornadoes wreaked havoc in Oklahoma and Arkansas, killing several people. This is the sort of very real human tragedy that is not suspect to free and thinking minds. Human life, indeed, human history has been full of disasters that destroy property and kill people.

bag lunchA bizarre policy at one Chicago area public school has some parents — and students — up in arms. According to the Chicago Tribune, at the Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, “students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.”

The California state legislature is considering a measure that would force social studies teachers to recognize the contributions to society made by “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.”

Calif protestThe California Teachers Association is planning what it calls “State of Emergency” protests in order to achieve the objective of “forcing [the] legislature to pass tax extensions.” The Wisconsin-style protests have been approved by the California Teachers Association’s Council of Education, which wants to keep money flowing in a big way from California taxpayers into the coffers of public education. The protests are scheduled to last an entire week, from May 9-13.