I just received a called from the National Abstinence Educ. Assn. When I tried for the third time to hear the question, the system stopped allowing me to answer that question, which was:
Do you believe that Ohio students should continue to have access to abstinence education?
Note, it doesn’t say abstinence-only, which is the only program in danger of not being used. Abstinence has been and will continue to be taught in Ohio schools. Do not believe otherwise.
I’ve left a message for Patra Stephan, the group’s communications director, at 202-248-5420, who, I’m told, is the only person who can answer questions about the poll such as:
1. Why at the beginning does it refer to itself as an “FEC Survey” – what is that if not elections?
2. What’s the survey sample they’re working on? Only in Ohio? Across the country?
3. Why didn’t I get a chance to answer the questions?
4. Why were the remaining questions:
Are you a parent or grandparent of a school-aged child?
Are you male? (not “Are you female” – so, who are they calling?)
Are you between the ages of 35 and 65? (why that age group – younger women’s opinions are…what?)
Anyone else get this call?