Another concept that has escaped Ms. McCain (as a “liberal Republican”) is that quite a lot of conservatives object to the government paying for sex ed at all, outside the basics in biology class. We feel that it is the parent’s job, not the school district’s, and we’re quite tired of their encroachment under the guise of “some parents don’t talk to their kids.” There are more ways to accomplish a goal than to have a government program for it. Alternatives like privately-funded organizations printing and distributing educational material apparently never occur to these people. Given the limited number of hours in a school day and the deplorable academic ratings our country currently holds, we’d prefer that teachers focus on math, science and English, not global warming consensus and fisting. (Yes, I know what that is, even though I’m like, way old.)