Saturday, May 07, 2005

Clinton judge's ruling marks big victory for families against MCPS

A restraining order imposed on Montgomery County by a federal judge appointed by President Clinton is seen as a big victory for pro-family groups and conservative activists in one of the nation's most liberal counties.

That's what the Washington Post is reporting on the aborted MCPS veggie sex-ed program. "This was a fight that few expected would break out in what many view as a progressive, liberal-leaning county," the Post says.

"Maryland's largest school system has become a battleground over what students should be taught about sex and a symbol, some supporters of the new curriculum said, of the increasing influence the conservative movement is hoping to play in public school classrooms."