| Far removed from the high-powered politics of intrigue inside the Washington Beltway, state family policy councils are dealing with Beltway issues on the local level.
by Roy Maynard
Posted 2/08/97, 12:00 am
More than 200 ninth-graders filled the auditorium of Charlestown High School in inner-city Boston to hear another presentation on sex. The students were overwhelmingly black and Hispanic, the teachers and administrators almost uniformly white. It looked like an episode of ABC television's Dangerous Minds, but with acne.
If any teachers harbored thoughts of ditching the assembly and hiding in the teachers' lounge, school nurse Esther Splaine quickly reeducated them. Their presence was required, too.