24-hour network news channels are not good for children

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

Last month a school board in Portland, Maine, faced a difficult vote on a proposal to allow the school’s health clinic to provide birth control services to the district’s middle schoolers. Even though all the board members wished they didn’t even have to consider such action, the board ended up passing the proposal simply because many of their middle school students were, in fact, becoming sexually active.