A recent announcement by the UK Conservative government to introduce mandatory sex education lessons about homosexuality and transgenderism in primary schools has caused a heated debate between parents.
Starting with 2020, pupils between the age of 5 and 16 will find the answer to some delicate questions (some would say too delicate), for the unripe minds of children.
For example, 3-year-olds will discover the answers to “When is it OK to let someone touch me?” and “Is it OK to be different?”
By the age of eleven, children will learn “What is the difference between transvestite and trans-sexual,” while 16-year-olds will be taught “how to disclose positive HIV status to a sexual partner, family and friends,” the educational project announced.
Home schooling might have sounded out of place a few years back, but considering the future, this measure could seriously limit the amount of possibly harmful information your child receives from public school’s programs.
Of course, there was a great deal of opposition coming from conservative groups, including Jews and Muslims.
In an opposing letter forwarded by leaders of the Rabi community, claims of removing their children from the education system entirely were outlined.
Over 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding the U.K. parliament to allow them to withdraw their kids from these classes for the entire span of the year.
Although this is now being discussed in the House of Commons, the actions won’t affect the implementation of this education reform as soon as next year.
The government’s plan explained that parents do have the right to opt out their children from sex education classes in primary schools, but the parent will have to follow a strict set of guidelines.
As for the Relationship classes, they will remain mandatory with no way for parents to withdraw their kids.
The move to feed such things to the unripe minds of children, that are unclear even for most adults, has been thoroughly considered by the Department of Education for a period of six months before reaching a decision.
To have a glimpse of what the education ministry has in mind, let’s have a look at some of the material proposed for primary schools (that are already being trialled at a school in Birmingham).
First there’s a book about two gay penguins who decide to nourish an egg abandoned by another penguin family.
Then there’s a book about a dark-skinned “princess boy” who enjoys wearing garb belonging to the opposite sex.
Nonetheless, the curriculum also addresses issues that have become predominant in the U.K. over the last couple of decades, such as sexting, sex equality, revenge porn and genital mutilation.
Although this has only been proposed in the U.K., it remains a matter of time until this incentive will be adopted or forcefully implemented all across Western school.
It remains a matter of speculation how much the opposing signatures will matter to this controversial educational move.
Until such news will reach the U.S., you can assess the pros and cons of sending your children to public schools where they will be fed such hard to comprehend notions that can involuntarily change the nature of your child.
I am really eager to hear your thoughts on this. Although I have nothing against gay people, I find this “educational” move unfit for the younger generations.