Monday August 28, 2017
I have become accustomed to headlines that shock, dismay and alarm. Most of the time there is little that can be done, at least in the short term, about terrible things going on in the nation and world, but something can and needs to be done about the local backward trend expressed by the Reading School Board's 5-4 rejection of a reproductive health program approved by the state Department of Health ("Health program at RHS rejected," Reading Eagle, Aug. 24).
The most encouraging thing was the close vote. The subject is certain to be reconsidered. Failure to equip young people with reliable reproductive information at school is inexcusable. Information on the human reproductive system should qualify as the fourth "R," so vitally does it impact on future hopes and plans.
Nancy J. Knoblauch
Reading High decision is a big step backwards