Public Schools

Oversexed ed

Education | American sex ed is scattershot, but groups aligned with Planned Parenthood are pushing highly explicit curricula
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/29/17, 08:00 pm

When Ashley Bever learned from family friends that her 11-year-old daughter would receive sexual education at her San Diego public school, she asked the program coordinator for the district to let her see the curriculum. The coordinator was “reluctant,” said Bever, a substitute teacher in the local school district, but Bever was eventually able to see the material—called “Rights, Respect, Responsibility.”

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Anti-bullying bait and switch

Education | An elementary school curriculum teaches children to embrace homosexuality and gender ‘fluidity’
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 8/14/17, 10:08 pm

AUSTIN, Texas—Christian pediatrician Whitney Morgan noticed the Facebook post referencing a Kiker Elementary School event: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, 8-9 a.m.: “Coffee Talk with Dr. Schneider-Welcoming Schools.” Parents who wanted more information could find a brief description online: “Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach for educators to learn more about Embracing Family Diversity, Creating Inclusive Environments, Preventing Bias-based Bullying and Name Calling.”

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An eye toward others

Voices | The Golden Rule could resolve debates over student dress codes
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/03/17, 10:08 pm

My grandmother used to sing to me, “School days, school days, dear old golden rule days. Reading and writing and ’rithmatic, taught to the tune of a hick’ry stick. …”

Life down the rabbit hole has got curiouser and curiouser since that 1907 song about primary school was penned: men with 5-o’clock shadows in pink chiffon and heels; campus radicals for controlled speech rather than free speech; Rhode Island’s 2017 Teacher of the Year (from my hometown of Woonsocket!) strikes a pose as “visibly queer” in his photo with the president in the Oval Office.

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