I can’t entirely disagree with some of the wisdom in Rob Schofield’s NC Policy Watch piece on sex education. But what these kind of arguments over "THE CURRICULAR MONOLITH" fail to take into account, is that increased emphasis on educational choice and diversity would make this discussion moot. That is, many parents don’t want their children to be taught sex ed. Period. Despite the pragmatism in Schofield’s viewpoint, it still denies parents’ choice, conferring it into the hands of so-called ‘experts.’ There is something profoundly elitist about this struggle for what our kids ought to be taught. From arguments over Intelligent Design, to arguments over banana-condoms–all could be resolved easily if choice came first. Indeed, would Mr. Schofield like it if his kids were forced to take courses in free-market economics?