"I hope teenagers are not sexually active, but hoping is not a good birth-control method." That’s the clincher in this excellent Seattle Timesarticle on Washington’s effort to improve its sex education programs statewide. This subject gets stunningly little attention from the media, but it’s a big deal. And it’s one place where the culture war rages in Cascadia.

British Columbia has comprehensive, medically accurate sex ed in all its secondary schools. The debate in the province is over how well the required curriculum is taught, as this report (pdf) from Options for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood of BC) demonstrates.