Letter: Introduction to detail is too early
Monday, January 16, 2012
As I read the Jan. 10 story “New sex ed standards released: Starting appropriate discussions at young age encouraged,” my face became bright red with disbelief and anger at the audacity of “a coalition of health and education groups.”
My next thought was, thank God I don’t have children or grandchildren in the public school system. I settled down in my easy chair and said, “This isn’t about me or mine so why should I care. Besides who am I?”
I answered myself, “I’m a mother, a grandmother and a great- grandmother and I am red-hot mad.”
How dare this crazy bunch of people tell parents they are going to teach our children, by the end of second grade mind you, the body parts. Huh? OK, this isn’t so bad, however, they have to add to that reproduction, etc., and at the end of fifth grade that basically becomes anything goes as long as there is a romantic attraction.
What happened to innocence, carefree childhood of learning the basics of education that will be with them throughout their lives?
Let us return to reason. These are precious lives. They don’t need to be introduced to this until they are ready.