Thursday, July 15, 2010

collapse the system

The Helena, Montana school system has come out with very inappropriate guidelines for teaching sexual education, including explaining homosexual sex in 1st grade and different sexual positions (including anal sex) in 5th grade. Somehow they think that more information at earlier ages leads to better decision making, the exact opposite of what has occurred in society over the past 30 years. Today, with sex education, we have 75% of teens engaging in sex and infected with various venereal diseases. Obviously, staying away from promiscuous behavior would eliminate all these diseases as well as teen pregnancy, but then Planned Parenthood would lose all that revenue from birth control, treating disease, and abortions. Can you guess who helped write this school system's proposed policy?

Yes, many parents are outraged, but once the hubbub dies down, they will willingly send their children in to be exposed to this pro-youth sex propaganda. The solution is for parents to get some guts and pull their children out, homeschool them for however long it takes for the school board to realize they have no students for their teachers and staff to indoctrinate. They would quickly back down and resume covering what they should: reading, math, science, history, writing... and not performing social science experiments. Some parents and children might find that they prefer school at home and never return, but this might be the best thing to happen for those who are getting bullied around by the people who are supposedly serving the community.


Headmistress, zookeeper said...

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Marlis said...

I was in second grade in Germany in 1977 when some misguided soul decided to make sex ed part of a second graders' curriculum. Although most of the parents were horrified they had no alternative since homeschooling isn't legal in Germany. I still remember learning about the reproductive systems and thinking that the uterus made a marvelous cow head. So when we were instructed to draw a uterus I merrily turned it into a cows face. My mother who was called by the principal laughed in their faces when they voiced their concerns and asked what they expected from a 7 year old being forced to learn about the human sex organs and function. Needles to say, the experiment was a failure and sex ed for second graders was abandoned there onwards.
My daughter's ex classmate and best friend told us that their private school was teaching a class on sex ed at the end of fourth grade. The parents had to sign a consent form. Any child without the written permission of the parents was removed from the classroom during the video and subsequent discussion. My daughter's friend was the only one not watching the video. Had my daughter still been going to that school, she too would have remained outside. Sex ed is something I will discuss with my children when I feel that they are old enough to understand and absorb the information. I simply cannot comprehend that this so vitally important discussion and subsequent discussions is something that many parents are happily outsourcing to strangers. To make sure that my children make healthy and wise sexual decisions when they are of an appropriate age I must make sure that they get the right information at the right time. I must make sure that the channels of communication about sex were opened by me and their father at the right time and are being kept open. It is imperative that our children know that they can come to us and discuss questions and concerns about sex.

And no, too early sex ed makes absolutely no difference in how children approach sex. If anything they think they know all about it already and feel comfortable to engage in premature experimentation. The very idea of discussing sexual positions with my 5th grader is unthinkable. She is aware of homosexuality but I wouldn't dream at this time to discuss gay sex with her. Good grief. The problem with institutionalized sex ed is that is gives children information on the how, but not the information they need to get from their parents. The information that deals with values and morals. A parents expectation. I want to teach my children that sex is something beautiful to be consummated with a loved one in a permanent relationship. But then I talked with two young Americans (one was 22 when I talked about it with her, the other was 30), they explained that they 'test drive' their new, prospective boyfriends, as they would a car they consider purchasing. And guess what, they both got their sex ed from school, not from their parents.

Sorry, this got so long.