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VICTORIAN babies, toddlers and preschoolers are set to become political activists under new Federal Government guidelines.
Some, such as leading Melbourne educational consultant Kathy Walker, have questioned the merits of such issues being "rammed down the throats" of two, three and four-year-olds.
"Although I welcome the emphasis on play-based learning, there is an air of political correctness about the document overall," she said.
Under the $700,000 new approach to early childhood education, the goal will be to "promote children's civic participation and nurture socially responsible citizens for a future world,
Australians that are against this should start protesting it now before it's too late, let them know that you will decide what morals your children have, not them.
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
reply to post by logician magician
Emotional outpourings aside....
You seriously think pre-school toddlers are capable of understanding any of the significance attached to those issues or why they are relevant to them?
Teaching kids a FEW MONTHS old (mentioned in the PDF) up until they're 5 about gay rights, indigenous history, and government influence within their life does nothing but confuse them and detract serious time away from an important period of their lives where they need to develop their AUTONOMY.
Not have all the harsh truths of the world and pre-conceived idealist values spoon-fed into their mouths.
Holy crap, our kids are sheltered and naive enough as it is, we don't need to ruin any attempt to give them a normal childhood by leaving it up to their government to teach them how they should feel, think and do in life.
This an attempt to implant an overly politically-correct and subservient perspective into our education system from a very early age.
It's a test case. The government wants to see how far they can push this crap.
If this actually gains traction across Australia, it opens the floodgates to widespread political partisan indoctrination and propaganda entering the education system.
Originally posted by SuperSecretSquirrel
Perhaps Logical Magician believes that the State should just raise all of our kids because we the parents could be potential abusive racists and terrorists. The Government ALWAYS knows what is better to teach the children then the parents, right??