Over the Christmas break, there were several books waiting for my attention. Among the books, I chose to read was "From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth about America's Public Schools." This book definitely looked like it would provide some insights on what is being taught in public education. However, upon reading the book, I was appalled to read the stories from parents, students and teachers about the curriculum being taught in schools across the country, which seemed to provide a barrage of sex, promiscuity, lessons on being gay or lesbian, grotesque violence and talking about feelings.

As a public school graduate, I received a quality education that provided a strong background for college preparation without hearing any liberal propaganda being taught by my teachers. However, there are students all over America who subject to the leftist curriculum by either reading pornographic material or listening to an openly gay couple describe the discrimination they face because of their full-blown AIDS.

The book, which featured open accounts from concerned parents, students and teachers, also featured a section about what parents can do to improve the current state of public education. Suggestions include: reviewing what your child is reading for class, not signing any permission forms, and checking out the curriculum.

"From Crayons to Condoms" was written by Steve Baldwin, a former California state legislator and Karen Holgate, who is an advocate for education reform. I strongly urge every parent, who has a student in public schools, to read this book and to become active in their child's education. In a society where education is crucial, it is better for a student to learn in an environment that is not infiltrated with liberal propaganda.