Though only 52.5 percent of 3rd through 8th graders in Chicago’s Public Schools (CPS) met or exceeded reading and math standards this year, the district will now demand that kindergartners set aside 30 minutes per month for sex-education classes….
…While teaching young children about respect for others and how to get help if they may be in a potentially abusive situation is one issue, the sex ed curriculum kindergartners in CPS will be exposed to will also teach them about same-sex relationships, a topic that many others believe should be handled in the home.
ABC reported this story as well, but did not mention that they would be learning about same-sex relationships.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Some people may think a five-year old is too young for sex education.
Administrators with Chicago Public schools do not.
New to the curriculum this year, mandatory sexual and health education for kindergarten classes.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker took at look at the lesson the little ones will be learning.
Like every other kindergartener, Angelina Yang is learning reading, writing, arithmetic–and now sexual health education.
“I want to know what kind of education she is receiving before she gets that education,” said Angelia’s mom, Stella. ‘As a parent, I have a right to know.”
CPS insists the curriculum will use language children understand and focus on topics like bullying, correct names for external body parts and the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching.
“As you identify body parts, you talk about should you be touched here or not.,” said Stephanie Whyte, the CPS Chief Health Officer. “And if someone touches you, and it’s uncomfortable, you should tell a trusted adult.”
“I’m OK with it,” said parent Ayesha Ahmad. “I’d like to believe it’s not necessary, but I think our culture dictates you can’t start early enough.”
Students will also take a look at the different family structures that exist in today’s society.
“Whether that means there’s two moms at home, everyone’s home life is different, and we introduce the fact that we all have a diverse background, “ said Whyte
That’s a lesson some conservative organizations oppose.
Because, of course, they are (deliberately) confusing facts with value judgments. Conservatives believe that a family consists of a mother, a father, and one or more children – neither the mother or father being optional or disposable. But liberals (and the public schools) want to teach that a family can be anything you want it to be – reality be damned.
Which shouldn’t be part of what any kid is learning in a class that is supposed to be fact-based (rather than ideologically driven), but is particularly inappropriate for kindergarteners. It is so inappropriate that it constitutes a violation of trust, an abuse of authority.
Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Is The Right Thing To Do’
The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle.
At a Planned Parenthood convention at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2007, a teenage girl who said she worked as a sex-education “peer educator” in the D.C. public schools asked then-U.S. Sen. Obama what he would do to encourage the teaching of “medically accurate, age-appropriate, and responsible sex education.”
Obama first noted that he had worked with Planned Parenthood to push a sex education bill when he served in the Illinois state legislature.
Then he said: “I remember Alan Keyes—I ran against Alan Keyes—but I remember him using this in his campaign against me, saying, ‘Barack Obama supports teaching sex education to kindergartners.
“And you know,” said Obama, “I didn’t know what to tell him. But it is the right thing to do, to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in the schools.”
Sex ed has not delivered on any of its promises. Every warning about sex ed in the schools has come true: kids are sexualized, entering sexual relationships earlier, and are increasingly being molested by teachers (who are then defended by other teachers).
This isn’t about what’s good for kids. It’s about indoctrinating kids with partisan, ideological talking points.
Conservative news sites and bloggers are outraged. When will the rest of the nation wake up and see that they are the “checks and balances” our nation is waiting for?
Ellen Degeneres said: “I just feel like every kid is growing up too fast and they’re seeing too much. Everything is about sex…they have to have some innocence; there’s just no innocence left.”
I am of the belief that it is ultimately up to parents to decide how their children grow up. It is not up to schools, governments, bureaucracies, or outsiders of any kind to influence the rate at which a child understands certain parts of life. I think the government already takes enough from us as it is; it shouldn’t take our innocence too.