Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Montana Parents Livid Over School Boards Propsal To Introduce Sex-Ed in Kindergarten
The Helena School Board got and ear full from angry parents last night after they revealed plans to introduce sexual education classes to children in Kindergarten.
The proposed 62-page document, which too 2 years to draft, covers a broad health and nutrition education program. In it, the board has proposed to teach kindergartners anatomical terms such as penis, vagina, breast, nipples, testicles, scrotum and uterus. It also outlines plans to include information about same-gender relationships to first graders and explain that sexual intercourse includes "vaginal, oral, or anal penetration," to fifth graders.
"They made this more controversial by adding in all this stuff like same-gender relationships to small children, teaching body parts to kindergartners, and teaching erotic art to ninth through 12th-graders," said Mikal Wilkerson, who has five children in the school system and a husband who sits on the school board. "They even teach about anxiety about sexual performance in high school."Trustee Terry Beaver said he thinks much in the policy is favorable, but believes the public backlash means they should carve out the sexuality elements and deal with them separately.
Children in Kindergarten should be focused on developing the basic skills like reading, writing and mathematics. I think it's irresponsible for educators to propose teaching 4 and 5-year-olds such a heavy subject.
posted by Growing Your Baby at 7/14/2010 06:37:00 pm