From North Carolina’s best looking blogger:
Condoms for kiddies: Because “sexual experimentation is not limited to an age”
Posted by: Sister Toldjah on June 24, 2010 at 9:58 am
Dangerously stuck on stupid in Provincetown, MA:
Students in Provincetown – from elementary to high school – will be able to get free condoms at school, under a policy passed earlier this month, even though their parents might object.
“We know that sexual experimentation is not limited to an age, so how does one put an age on it?” said Superintendent Beth Singer, who wrote the policy unanimously passed two weeks ago by the Cape Cod town’s School Committee.
“It’s about availability; we’re not handing ‘em out like M&M’s,” said committee chairman Peter Grosso.
The policy, which requires school nurses to supply condoms to any student who asks, was met with criticism by some parents, particularly over the possibility of preschoolers acquiring condoms. But Singer insists that if an especially young child requests a condom, the nurse will ask the student’s motive and act accordingly.
Please read that sentence again: ‘”We do know from research” that children now have sex at a younger age.’
Children. Not teens or young adults. But CHILDREN.
Not outraged enough? Read on:
Jeanmarie Kaeselau, 41, who has a fifth- and an eighth-grader in the school system, said today that she is uncomfortable with the policy, which takes effect next school year.
“That’s a little weird,” she said, adding that she would be “uncomfortable” if her fifth-grade son came home with a condom. “I’d rather have him come to me.”
But Kaeselau will not have a say if her son wishes to get a condom at school next year. The policy does not require schools to alert parents if their children receive condoms and prohibits schools from denying students whose parents object.
“[P]rohibits schools from denying students whose parents object”?? For heaven’s sake, this article pretty much speaks for itself. This is what happens when there is a failure to distinguish good from bad and right from wrong – and when liberals gain control of school boards and “school committees.” I hate to say it but it’s true. There’s just no denying it anymore. Both educational and personal decisions about children get taken out of the hands of parents and put into the hands of “educators” who think they know what’s best for your children.
All emphasis in Sis’ original, where Sis has much, much more.
But one thing is clear: it seems that Sister Toldjah, who is neither a parent nor a professional, trained educator, just doesn’t understand that our public school teachers and administrators simply know much, much better how children should be reared than do untrained parents! ¹ After all, we know how professional our teachers are, as well as how concerned they are about their students emotional development.
Fortunately, our children recognize how much better teachers and the public school systems are in guiding their development, and just naturally listen to their teachers more closely.
OK, getting away from the sarcasm for a bit — how long I’ll be able to resist is as yet unknown — it seems to me that the policy “prohibits schools from denying (condoms to) students whose parents object,” the school has not only decided that the education professionals know better than the parents how the parents’ children are to be reared, but that the schools have also adopted a policy of superseding parental rights, responsibility and authority.
Perhaps I’m just too much of a traditionalist, but I always thought that the purpose of our education system was to educate our children. But when I read that three out of four high school students in Oklahoma can’t name our first President, or that 14% of American adults “can’t read a newspaper or the instruction on a bottle of pills,” that only 65% of Alabama high school students earn a diploma in four years, that one out of every five high school graduates cannot read his diploma, it occurs to me that perhaps our schools need to get a lot better at performing their (purported) function of educating our children before they take on the job of rearing them for us as well.
¹ – It occurred to me that if I didn’t include the specific sarcasm notification, some people wouldn’t get it.