Skip to comments.Wisconsin schools introduce masturbation in fourth grade, everything else by sixth
Posted on 08/26/2013 11:50:39 AM PDT by NYer
MADISON Parents, do you know your elementary schools masturbation education policy?
The Oak Creek School District developed a booklet for parents of elementary students to help them understand how staff and outside resource people will handle these sensitive topics.
Sensitive topics, indeed.
The elementary school booklet covers masturbation, sexual intercourse, sexual orientation, abortion and contraception.
The booklet is a complement to the Human Growth and Development curriculum that takes various forms throughout public school districts across the state.
It’s unclear how prevalent the Human Growth and Development curriculum is throughout the state. However, a 2012 law changed several requirements of school districts that do offer Human Growth and Development.
Those changes include:
Other topics, such as masturbation, are open to the school board’s discretion.
In Oak Creek, parents can pick up the booklet at school during registration, according to Sara Burmeister, the school district superintendent. Parents also are sent letters before specific topics are taught and can opt their children out of the curriculum, though Burmeister says that rarely happens.
School boards, too, can opt not to offer Human Growth and Development.
When it comes to a grade-schoolers questions about masturbation, staff will first define the term the stimulation of ones own genitals for the purpose of achieving sexual pleasure.
Staff, though, are advised not to answer questions of personal sexual experience.
The handbook also directs staff to explain that some people masturbate and some do not. And encourages staff to help students understand that attitudes toward masturbation may be a strong part of family values and beliefs and opinions often vary.
Students, according to the handbook, will be encouraged to talk to parents in order to help them develop their own values and beliefs about masturbation.
Burmeister said the language in the booklet doesnt mean masturbation will be discussed with or taught to students of any grade level. Staff can decide whether they should answer a childs questions on masturbation and other sensitive topics.
All it does is say this is how we define these terms at the appropriate grade level when it comes up, she said. So parents will know if their kid asks What is this? parents will know how our committee defines the terms as we would use them in the schools. Sometimes kids are too young and you can say to them, and I know I did with my kids, ‘Thats something you dont have to worry about now.’
We are more of a conservative community, she said.
In the McFarland School District, in addition to similar policies for discussing masturbation, an objective for third graders is to discuss suicide.
A sixth-grade objective is to define sexual intercourse, including oral and anal intercourse.
McFarland school officials did not return calls from Wisconsin Reporter.
How much discretion should elementary schools and school boards have regarding teaching about sexually related topics?
Is this something the schools should teach, or would you prefer the alternative: “Go ask your parents”?
Ahhh ... to be young again ... /sarc
Government sponsored child abuse.
How about we not teach ANY of this unimportant garbage?
Extra problem with homos. Making EVERYTHING have to devolve into discussions of sex, no matter what kind.
As Archie Bunker would say “Aww cheese, not dis!”
Another stolen terminology, there is no such thing as anal intercourse, it is anal penetration.
Completely beyond the pale. Exploitative, even.
Why do fourth graders need to know about such things? Is the Left intentionally trying to sexualize America? Are they trying to prepare the little ones so when a pedophile attacks them, they know what to do (Islam: the religion of submission)?
And these same liberal idiots will wring their hands at the explosion of teen pregnancy.
In the old days we learned this in the streets. Maybe these kids will learn how to read and write in the streets.
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XXX-42 would like to point out that those don't really count.
Where are the teachers saying that they will not teach this garbage?
I don’t know, I think teaching masturbation is a pretty good idea.
Since our worthless liberal infested school system won’t (or can’t) teach math and science, these kids will grow up in a second rate America that will be nothing more than a cheap labor pool for the rest of the world.
Masturbation may be the only thing they can afford!
Paging Governor Walker....
Jocelyn Elders is so proud............
“When it comes to a grade-schoolers questions about masturbation, staff will first define the term the stimulation of ones own genitals for the purpose of achieving sexual pleasure.
NO, and NO, and NO - the ONLY answer a school teacher should have for a pre-teen or an early teen is “ask your parents” and UNLESS the question comes from an older teen student in a class the teacher is giving to older teens on human sexual reproduction, then that should still be the teacher’s only answer - “ask your parents”
But I liked her cuz she was a big fan of Eric Clapner.