Social engineering wrapped up in a politically correct agenda.
For example, the Post article states:
“Sex education in Manitoba’s public school curriculum begins in Grade 5 with an introduction to puberty, the reproductive systems, sexual intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases. There is also an exploration of how factors like family, friends, media, social trends and fashion influence sexuality and gender roles.”
The last grade I taught in elementary school, before I moved to the high school level, were Grade 5s. They are wonderful. Still keen and open to new ideas. They are only ten years old! Still innocents. Some mature earlier than others depending on when they were born. Be a January baby and you are almost eleven. It makes a huge difference at that stage.
So, by all means, teach them parts of the anatomy but specific details about sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases and gender roles? Leave that to at least Grade 8 when the children are 13 going on 14. Because, while some may be ready in Grade 5, others are not.
All are impressionable!
But, isn’t that the entire point?
Look, I have no issue with SSM or anything else about sexuality. But, taking away a parent’s right to how they bring up their children?
Which brings the following questions to mind:
Who gave teacher union officials the right to tell parents how they should bring up their children?
Who elected teachers’ unions officials to the Manitoba Parliament?
Whatever happened to the parents’ and children’s right under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — to the freedom of religion?
Would the teachers’ unions treat parents of the Muslim faith the same way they are treating the Christians parents?
And, last but not least:
Whatever happened to childhood?