Lindsey at The Daily Knack has thought of a great way to kick off the week.. what is better than a rant session to get our juices flowing for the upcoming week? Today will mark the first installment of MustGo Mondays here at Like a Star. Please feel free to post your rant and let the blog world know you mean business!
For anyone following politcs, you know that sex education is a hot button on the state and federal levels of government. The debate surges on seemingly the entire scope of sex education, from when to start, to content. This will be my topic for this week's Mustgo Monday: Teaching sex to kindergartners MUST GO! It is not what I think is right.. and afterall this is my rant! In a speech delivered to a Planned Parenthood audience, presidential candidate, Barack Obama, said that teaching sex education to kindergartners is "the right thing to do" as long as it is "age appropriate." Is it just me or does that not seem like his qualifying statement "age appropriate," is the best argument for why this is DEFINITELY not the "right thing to do?" When I read this, I thought it must be taken out of context, or that he was misquoted. Afterall, even for diplomacy's sake, you would think a statement like this would send shivers up the spines of hard-working, moral-conscious mothers (and fathers) everywhere! So, I dug deeper.
Turns out, he was not misquoted... in fact several states and school districts are pushing for the same thing. Furthermore, his statement wasn't revolutionary at all, in fact this "science based teaching" i has powerful support at some of the highest levels of governemnt. Recently a New Mexico school district held a debate on how to stop kids from having sex. It's solution: Sex Ed starting in Kindergarten.
With abstinence teaching under attacke, this is a particular scary propostion to me as another hotly contested topic revolving around Sex Ed is content matter of the education itself. After five years of hard work sheltering him and carefully minding his learning, what will my precious boy learn when he is sent out to the public school system?
Presently and personally, I support Mitt Romney for president who had this to say in response to Obama's statement: ''I was shocked to hear that he [Obama] thinks that we need to have sex education in kindergarten. I don't think that's a problem. I don't think that is a need,'' He added that Obama called for ''age appropriate'' schooling, but ''how much sex education is age appropriate for a 5-year-old? In my view, zero.''
Here Here, Mitt!