This is no joke. School is asking 12 year olds if they ever thought about killing themselves, if they use condoms, if they have oral sex, and other questions just as inappropriate as these.
Liberals try to tell you that kids are being exposed to porn and sex at a young age and so they need to be taught about sex and oral sex at school because parents don’t know what their own children are doing.
It’s true that children are exposed to porn and sexual content at a young age, but it is NOT up to schools to talk to our children about this subject.
Why don’t they set a school meeting with parents to explain the problem? They can explain exactly what they want to talk to their children about and then give the parents a chance to speak their minds about it. Perhaps they don’t want input from the parents; ya think?
The school could give the survey to parents and let them interview their children and discuss the subjects themselves with their kids. This is really a parent issue anyway, and not a school issue.
The law states that schools have the responsibility to get a signed permission slip from parents before they teach this subject. However, the school is getting away with it because they are going by the passive rule. This means that, if a parent doesn’t sign to opt-out, then the school can teach the course. I call that sneaky.
I’m sure the parent’s involvement with the survey would not satisfy liberals. It’s likely that they would not believe the child actually answered the questions. They would suspect parent had answered the questions so the child would not be exposed to the graphic language of the questions.
The questions asked of 12 year olds are graphic enough to make it inappropriate to say on television. Should that say something about how inappropriate the questions are to ask children? Don’t you find the whole situation unacceptable?
This whole subject disgusts me and I wish I did not have to discuss this topic with you. However, it appears the schools are forcing this issue on us. Or, should I say that it’s the society our kids live in now that is forcing this upon us.
I’m sure schools are concerned about the welfare of the kids they teach because many parents have disengaged and don’t want to be bothered with teaching their children anything. These parents think schools need to teach children everything they need to know, that’s what their tax dollar go for.
Perhaps, the argument that somebody needs to teach kids how to handle these adult questions is true and even necessary. If an adult doesn’t do something about teaching them what they need to know now-a-days, children will teach each other incorrect principles and hearsay.
We live in a sick and demented world today, where sex is unrestrained and sexuality is nothing more than a toy to play with and part of the dating ritual. In addition, our teens and tweens are more sexual today because growth hormones have been added to the feed of animals we use for food and milk that pass through to our children.
This video explains the situation well. I hope you will pass on this post to people you know, even if they already heard about it because they may not know the extent of this situation. I don’t like the survey questions at all, but I also don’t like that 12 year olds are playing with sex and oral sex either.
By Todd Starnes
Published June 15, 2011
| FoxNews.com |A middle school in Massachusetts is under fire for requiring children to complete a graphic sex survey — without parental knowledge or consent — that included questions about sexual partners and oral sex.The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization, filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education against the Fitchburg School Committee. They are representing the two middle school-aged daughters of Arlene Tessitore.Tessitore said her daughters, both students at Memorial Middle School, were told they had to complete a Youth Risk Behavior Study.“Kids were actually told to sit down and take them,” said John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. “The parents here are very upset.”Whitehead said the girls were deeply disturbed by the subject matter of the study – including questions about suicide, drug use and sexual behavior.
“One of the questions is, ‘have you ever had oral sex,’” Whitehead said. “You’re talking about kids who probably don’t even know what oral sex is.”
He said the survey also delved into even more graphic language.
“It’s adult material,” he told Fox News Radio, noting that one question asked students what method they used to prevent pregnancy during their last sexual encounter.
“It goes down a whole list, including birth control pills, condoms and one of the answers is ‘withdraw,’” Whitehead said. “Adults know what this is, but kids have to imagine or go online to find out what it means.”
Principal Fran Thomas told Fox News Radio that students were indeed given the survey – and admits it was graphic. But Thomas said the school has nothing to do with the content and they were required to administer the survey to fulfill a grant requirement.
“I can take no responsibility for what’s on that survey,” Thomas said. “It’s not generated by the school system.”
Thomas said the survey was funded by a federal grant and administered by LUK Inc., a local social services agency — in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control.
The organization’s leader did not return numerous calls for comment. But according to its website, LUK, Inc.’s mission is to “challenge and support youth & families to recognize and fulfill their unique and productive potential through community-based prevention, intervention and education services.”
A spokesperson for the CDC denied any involvement in the Fitchburg sex survey. The CDC said only seven states and six urban districts include sexual identity questions on their YRBS surveys – and the questions are optional.
But Principal Thomas disputed that notion.
“It was not optional,” he said. “It’s part of a grant that they applied for and the district said you have to administer this survey.”
According to Whitehead, parents were sent a “passive consent” opt-out form. However, Tessitore said she never received the form and never gave permission for her daughters to take part in the survey.
“It was a case of the school telling parents what they were going to do,” he said. “If parents want their kids to answer these kinds of questions as federal law requires, they should give written consent. But if they don’t give consent, I don’t think public officials should be asking children such questions.”
Thomas said he understands the concerns expressed by the parents. But should the middle school be asking children questions about oral sex?
“That’s not a question I’d be asking,” Thomas said. “That’s not information that needs to be gathered in an indiscriminate manner – asking every single student these sorts of questions.”
Thomas said it wasn’t appropriate. “I think there are many things that schools are called upon to do because they think they’ve got a captive audience,” he noted.
Whitehead wants the Department of Education to step in and demand that the Fitchburg school follow the law when it comes to parental consent.
“Parents send their children to public schools to receive an education; not to become subjects of governmental data mining,” Whitehead said.