How young is too young? A progressive school on Long Island, N.Y., thinks that fifth graders are old enough to be exposed to graphic depictions of vaginal and anal sex as well as masturbation and homosexuality. The Waldorf School of Garden City is using the “Our Whole Lives” sex ed curriculum that uses the book It’s Perfectly Normal as a “supplementary resource,” which is progressive teacher-speak for making controversial books available for inquisitive pre-teens to read.
Can children aged 10 and 11 understand the complexity of sexuality without being corrupted or propagandized?
“My concerns are that when ideas have been brought up repeatedly in class… it has a particular significance for the child, and now it is being inserted into their consciousness,” one mother stated during the two-hour school town hall last month. Audio of this meeting was provided to The New York Post.
What is the impact of this on children? They lose some innocence. Is it better to have parents or teachers guide the child through the loss of innocence?
“(Her) play has changed, (her) thoughts have changed, it’s changed who (she) was as a person, as a 10-year-old. When our children bring us something, it’s the time to introduce it, but if you’re forcing it… I don’t want my 10-year-old, her play, her thoughts to be different from who she is right now.”
This is exactly what it says.
New York Post:
Five parents who spoke out against the new sex education curriculum asked to remain anonymous. They said that some parents were “intimidated”, and they feared being labeled “against diverse” for speaking out.
A mother was upset on the phone when she spoke with The Post. She said that she feared retaliation by the school, where parents sign contracts in February to enroll their children for the next year.
“Now this ideology has become the focus of the school.” “It’s a new level when your kids are coming home and lecturing you on pronouns or asking about oral sex. ”
Teachers distribute “Gender Variation Cards” and encourage kids to imagine that they wake up one morning with a different body and gender identity.
Slater, a Post reporter, said that “this type of curriculum” is designed to separate children from the values of their parents. It’s all about deconstructing values. Children are told early on they have a legal right to sexual pleasure or sexual knowledge. This often causes them to rebel against their parents and their views about sex. ”
It appears that there is a lot of effort being made to conceal or hide what is going on at this school from the parents. If what the teachers are teaching the children is so beneficial, why wouldn’t they be proud and open about it?
Schools may be proud of their work but are afraid to tell parents. At some point, they decided that they had the right to determine how children should learn certain subjects. Parents, however, should have a major say in the development of the curriculum.