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Posted on 08/10/2009 9:57:29 AM PDT by rhema
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well your initial post sounded to be dismissing the piece as biased crap, which it is most certainly NOT.
I didn’t opt Jax out of FLE, although I knew I could.
The teacher for it here is the head nurse, a member of our church, and a friend of mine :)
She and I have had numerous conversations and she has helped me out with some of the “things” I’ve had to talk to Jax about.
It depends on the parents and the district.
It doesn’t happen in our district either but it’s not for lack of trying.
Some new progressive teacher did try it once.
And that was the end of that.
So, technically, I have to say that this kind of sex ed isn’t happening in our district, but again, it isn’t for lack of trying. It would be if the parents hadn’t spoken up and the administration didn’t listen to them.
The article doesn't imply that it's everywhere, just that it's out there and parents need to check it out for themselves.
I live in NoVA and that’s why my kids have never spent a day in public schools, but rather have attended catholic school from preschool on. Not every school district is going to be politicized, but the author of this piece lives in this area and is writing in the Washington Times, so it makes perfect sense, given the ridiculous stuff that has been tried here. Far too many parents remain oblivious to what is going on in their kids schools and that’s why she is writing, to raise consciousness of the problems.
I’m not sure what you are claiming is not true at all, but I have no doubt it exists in the district where the writer lives.
I live on the Eastern Shore, not southern VA, but we are far different here from NoVA, although there is much influence from there.
Because of the way far too many FReepers react to these type articles.
i understand that, but it will not serve your cause to improperly characterize this piece, simply because it doesn’t happen in your school dist.
Yes, it is biased crap in the sense that the haters of public schools at FR will claim this is the norm at ALL public schools.
THAT is what I was referring to.
I pretty much agree with the writer, I just knew how this was going to be taken by the “hate everything public school” contingent on FR. I do not include either of you in that category.
The point is that your tax dollars go to fund this agenda, not just through public schools but through various “health” agencies.
Go to www.positive.org and see where the tentacles lead you to.
A just say yes campaign is not “crap” and paranoia.
The goal is the end of bourgeois society.
K-12 homeschool graduate here, just graduated college this year and I’m going to law school next year. I don’t think I actually learned about the facts of life until I was 10 or 12. My latest article will be the cover story of a well-known magazine read by millions.
I think I’m doing all right.
I'll be 49 next month and am still waiting for my mother to tell me the facts of life --- and she's been dead 3 years.
My daughter turned 11 last month and is far more knowledgeable about the facts of life than I ever was. Of course we live in farm country.........
BTW, congrats on going to law school. Even though my yung'un is doing the evil public school thing, she'll be following you soon enough.
I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform.
John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed, Article V
In the interest of full disclosure, my brother’s program, while administered by the school district, is at a private school.
However, I don’t think it’s valid to say that I don’t have a valid opinion since I haven’t experienced the school system directly. That’s an argument that some people like to bring out to shut down opposition to whatever they are saying - “You weren’t in the military? You can’t comment.” or “You haven’t had an abortion? Don’t talk about them.” It is valid for me to say “the school district I grew up in was a ‘good’ district and yet had X, Y, and Z problems” because both those facts were well known in my community. I personally worked with the father of a student suspended from the school because a pipe bomb was found in his locker. I went to Sunday School with students who literally could not read and yet had high enough GPAs to keep them on their sports teams.
I didn’t think anybody in Detroit even knew how to read.
OK, I stand corrected and apologize to Jen for my comment.
I also realize that Jen is not one of the ones that constantly trashing those of us involved in the public school systems, although she is supportive of those that do.