Forget Sex Ed, Teach Math and Science to Kids in Montana
At a time when American children continue to fall behind the rest of the industrialized world in math and science, the dim bulbs at the Helena School Board in Helena, Mont., would rather discuss having kindergartners learn about the differences between the penis and vagina and have first graders learn about gay sex.
If it wasn’t true, it would be a skit on a comedy show.
The Helena school trustees were shouted down this week when they held a hearing to get input from parents about the proposed health and nutrition education program. The proposed 62-page document includes other more traditional and benign health education proposals, but the absurd suggestion that these young kids learn sex education has rightfully drawn the ire of parents.
Parents are most up in arms over the parts of the plan that propose teaching first-graders about same-sex relationships, fifth-graders that sexual intercourse can include “vaginal, oral or anal penetration,” and high school kids about erotic art forms. The much-maligned curriculum also proposes teaching kindergartners – most of whom are five or six years old – anatomical terms such as penis, vagina, breast, nipples, testicles, scrotum and uterus. You know, things that every five or six year old needs to talk about.
We truly live in a time when schools – i.e. the government institutions in our society – believe they can do a better job of raising our kids. Forget that the material is not appropriate for the younger children for a minute. The fight over who is the best judge of what kids should learn is waging and finally parents are waking up.
The fact that any educator, or school board official, could look a parent in the eye and say a six or seven year old should learn about same-sex – heck even heterosexual – relationships should scare every parent.Continued on the next page