Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Obama Supports Kindergarden Sex Ed

According to ABC News:
...Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do."
The right thing to do is not this. The right thing to do is to become a responsible parent and decide when Sex Education is appropriate for your children. As a parent, you will know when your child is "age appropriate."

This is a move away from the concept of accountability of the individual. This is a move towards complete Dictated State Education. If that's what we really want, why not just turn our babies over to the Government to Raise? We really do not want the Government mandating specific course work on this subject.

In this age of permissiveness and political correctness, do we really need to see "age appropriate" sex education long before puberty? A policy and procedural manual with complete lesson plans and anatomically correct descriptions and drawings, written by the Government. Who decides what is "age Appropriate"? This should be a Parent's responsibility.

Why not let kids just be kids for a while? There are enough things to learn before sex education of kindergarden students. These are 4 and 5 year old kids! Our schools are failing to teach reading, writing and arithmetic now. Health classes, with "age appropriate" sex education should wait until the natural curiosity of puberty takes hold.

Take it from a former Senior High School Sex Education teacher, a father of 3 grown daughters and a 7 year old grand-daughter, this is not a good thing to teach in kindergarden!

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