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post #41 of 91
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I am not sure any amount of schooling could counter the hate if it is taught in the home.
True enough, but it sends the message that Hate is NOT Ok at school, nevermind the crap you're learning at home.
post #42 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
I really think there needs to be a balance though for families who have strong opinions either way.
Why should there be? Should there also be a balance for people who feel strongly that their child should believe that people of other races are different?
post #43 of 91
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Originally Posted by Yoshua
Teachers do parent children. As educators. A large portion of being a parent is educating the child.



I always looked to my teachers much like I looked to my father. A mentor. At least the teachers that earned my respect that is.
Then the educators should be allowed to choose other aspects of teaching another person's child??
post #44 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
Then the educators should be allowed to choose other aspects of teaching another person's child??
They have been doing that for years!
post #45 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
I really think there needs to be a balance though for families who have strong opinions either way.
Gay families exist. I don't see what the two "ways" are. If parents want to teach it's wrong at home, I suppose that's their choice. At school, however, they must acknowlege the legitimacy of all kinds of families, esp. given that some of the children undoubtedly come from "gay families."

No, they should not be able to opt out.
post #46 of 91
Um, this isn't "sex education." It's "family structure education." What is there to "op out" of? "No, I don't want little Billy to know that Sally lives with two women who both take care of her. It's not appropriate for him to know that."
post #47 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
Then the educators should be allowed to choose other aspects of teaching another person's child??

Most schools have curriculums. You as a parent of that child are required to take initiative and inspect the curriculum.


I mean seriously, are you going to blame the teacher for saying "1+1=2" if it was in the curriculum? It was available for YOU to look at....


sheesh, i mean seriously. It's not as though you don't have a choice as to what your child learns, either you put them in a school that will teach what you want, or you don't.



However, I don't se why teaching young children about multi status families is a bad thing.



Aside from that, they are talking about pre-schools.... I mean... seriously, those schools DEFINATELY have a curriculum to show the incoming parents. If the parents don't agree, their kids don't have to attend.





By 5 years old kids are old enough to learn hate. Why not teach them acceptance?
post #48 of 91
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Originally Posted by Dragonfly
Why should there be? Should there also be a balance for people who feel strongly that their child should believe that people of other races are different?
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
post #49 of 91
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Originally Posted by Ruthla
Um, this isn't "sex education." It's "family structure education." What is there to "op out" of? "No, I don't want little Billy to know that Sally lives with two women who both take care of her. It's not appropriate for him to know that."



who said anything about using class mates as examples? and billy would know anyways. trust me, kids talk about their home lives all the time, it is bound to 'come out'.
post #50 of 91
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Um, this isn't "sex education." It's "family structure education." What is there to "op out" of? "No, I don't want little Billy to know that Sally lives with two women who both take care of her. It's not appropriate for him to know that."
To some families I am sure they believe that.
post #51 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
Children can be taught that GBLT isn't "the way we live" but adults make their own choices and deserve respect.
post #52 of 91
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Originally Posted by Yoshua
However, I don't se why teaching young children about multi status families is a bad thing.
I completely agree with you. I am saying others may not.


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Originally Posted by Yoshua
By 5 years old kids are old enough to learn hate. Why not teach them acceptance?
I agree with this as well.
post #53 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
Then they should homeschool. Schools cannot support every religious belief.
post #54 of 91
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Originally Posted by Ruthla
Children can be taught that GBLT isn't "the way we live" but adults make their own choices and deserve respect.
post #55 of 91
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Originally Posted by Ruthla
Um, this isn't "sex education." It's "family structure education." What is there to "op out" of? "No, I don't want little Billy to know that Sally lives with two women who both take care of her. It's not appropriate for him to know that."
Hey, if you don't talk about it, it doesn't exist, right? Also, if you talk about Teh Gay, the kiddies might decide THEY want to marry their same-sex best friend, and get "converted" into the Queer Eye Brigade. We cannot have that. What will happen to redneck fashion sense? What will become of the mullet?
post #56 of 91
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Originally Posted by cielle
Then they should homeschool. Schools cannot support every religious belief.
And for those who can't afford homeschooling?
post #57 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
That is were my problem lies with teaching them about it.
post #58 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
It's not about whether or not it's correct, though. It's about what types of families exist in order to counter the assumption that every child has a mother and father in the home. It can be uncomfortable for children who are in single-parent and homosexual homes when other children insist that they every kid has a mom and a dad. So, the other children should be taught that that's not the case.
post #59 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
There are also families that teach things like being black isn't 'correct' but we don't allow that in schools.
post #60 of 91
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Originally Posted by Houdini
No, I don't. I think there are some families that are raising their children in religious manners that go against the idea that GLBT is "correct."
Religion can only be an excuse for so far in society. You can't kill Doctors who perform abortions because your religion disagrees with it. You can't kill the gays. The truth is that schools have to take an atheistic approach to curriculm. Don't like it? Put your kid in a private religious school of your choice or home school.

Religion isn't getting a free pass for hatred or discrimination.
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