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New sex education standards causing a stir in D.C.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Health and education groups in Washington D.C. this past Monday released new sexual education standards in which they’d like to see schools across the nation to adopt.
According to an Associated Press report, the new U.S. sex education standards released includes the want for elementary students to learn the names for body parts and know by the end of fifth grade that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender.”
Other recommendations include the want for students by the end of the second grade knowing the correct body part names for the male and female anatomy and have an understanding that all living things reproduce. These groups also said the elementary children should be “able to identify different kids of family structures and explain why bullying and teasing are wrong.”
Though the recommendations are considered nonbinding, they are what experts hope schools use to present a more consistent approach nationwide.
While the groups did go on to recommend some good things involving how to identify unwanted touching and bullying issues, the attack on innocence and the social indoctrination is, to me, going too far.
When I was in school, we didn’t learn body parts and start discussing many similar issues until I was in Middle School. Now, these groups want schools to take the innocence away from our kids and make them think about things that they shouldn’t be thinking about until they are a little older.
Their definition of sexual orientation is more of an indoctrination ploy of the homosexual agenda than anything else.
This type of education should come from the parents of these kids and not forced in their minds by the school system.
The more these types of decisions are made by public schools the more thankful I am to be in a position to home school my kids.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment. Tim Tebow
While I’ve been the first to criticize the media for its mockery of Tim Tebow during this NFL season, one comment did make me laugh during Gameday highlights on the NFL Network.
Anchor Rich Eisen was narrating the highlights and set the scene up on the final play in regulation between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could have pushed for his kicker to attempt a 67-yard field goal for the win or attempt a “Hail Mary” pass on the final play. Eisen, in good fun, said “you can’t beat Tim Tebow on a Hail Mary!” This made me chuckle and thought I’d share it.