I wonder which is more pathetic, public schools teaching second graders about unhealthy sex activities or presidential candidates refusing to make decisions for their seven-year-old children - but want us to give them (candidates) the power to make decisions about war, the economy and health care.
Read Fox News story, Democratic Candidates Say They're OK With Second-Grade Teacher Reading Gay Prince Fairy Tale
In the article, John Edwards says parents should expose seven-year-olds to all the information available while not imposing their views because that would be playing God.
His comments represent a dangerous, dogmatic, post-modern ideology. (i.e,. there is no truth, so let the child make up his/her own truth; institutions/schools know better than parents anyway.)
It can't happen here?
MFC encountered a similar situation last year at Inter-District Downtown School. Against parents wishes, IDDS taught a lesson promoting same-sex marriage to second grade children. Read "Minneapolis Mothers, MFC team up to protect parents rights." Although the school failed to inform the parents of their right to opt out of the class they refused to allow the students to transfer to another class. MFC secured legal counsel which lead to the transfer.
Most parents know if they don't take an active role in forming their children's values someone else will do it for them. Maybe that's exactly what Edwards - the PI attorney - wants.
Contact MFC if your school is ignoring your request to opt out of unhealthy sex education programs.
Here is an excerpt from John Edwards comments.
"I don’t want to make that decision on behalf of my children,” he said. “I want my children to be able to make that decision on behalf of themselves, and I want them to be exposed to all the information, even in — did you say second grade? Second grade might be a little tough, but even in second grade to be exposed to all those possibilities, because I don’t want to impose my view. Nobody made me God.”