reply to post by tothetenthpower
Honestly, I think its a piss-poor comparison.
When has there ever been a class about how airbags work in any school?
Common safety measures don't need to be taught in school because parents have been teaching these things to their kids right from the moment of birth.
Parents teach their kids not to touch the hot stove, or run out into the street without looking and not to talk to strangers. Most schools don't
bother teaching most of that stuff (maybe a little bit of don't talk to strangers but, that's it) because they know the parents have taught it to
their children long ago. My kids are terrified to travel by car without their seatbelts buckled (although, this may really be a comment on my style of
) and it was not necessary for any school to step in and teach them that.
Schools work on the premise that parents won't talk to their children about sex. This used to be a common, if unconfortable, rite of passage for
parents and children a few generations ago. With the schools taking over this role, the children often know about sex before they ever reach puberty
and before the parents decide it is the appropriate time to have "the talk", rendering the parent's role almost redundant.
Now, the schools have taken over and have offered "values neutral' sex ed in the place of what the parents used to teach, often times even long before
the children even become aware of their sexuality. They teach the mechanics of the operation and some of the health consequences associated with sex
as well as ways to mitigate those health risks but, refrain from discussing the moral, ethical and emotional aspects of sex. Its like giving a man an
assult rifel, training him how to shoot it accurately, break it down, clean it and put it back together but, not teaching him anything about the laws
against murder or why it could be wrong to go around shooting people.
Schools have usurped the role of the parent and, because of their "values neutral" approach (because of the supposed "seperation of Church and
state"), have only eneded up doing half of the job and they do it long before it is necessary for the children to learn about this subject.
Parents need to stand up against sex education in schools and reclaim their role in teaching this important subject to their children so the children
can receive the full picture regarding this subject; the moral, ethical and emotional consequences as well as just the mechanics of the subject.
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