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Saturday, July 16, 2016

California Adds LGBT History To Curriculum, Starting In Second Grade (UPDATED)

First you were afraid to go to the movies, then you feared what your family would see on TV; now you are afraid to send them to school. And these people rip home-schoolers! Give Democrats more terms in Congress and the White House, then see what happens to our culture. TD

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Now they may not know as much about Washington, Lincoln, Doctor Martin Luther King or Roosevelt as they will about Boy George and Liberace.
In history class, you probably learned about Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, but you probably didn’t learn about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California.
But that’s all about to change — at least in California.
The State Board of Education has approved curriculum changes to include milestones in the LGBT rights movement and contributions by gay Americans.
Legislation passed five years ago required schools to add LGBT Americans to the list of social and ethnic groups included in K-8 curriculum and textbooks.
“California’s law took effect in January 2012, but its implementation was slowed by attempts to overturn it, competing educational priorities and budget cuts that stalled work on drafting recommendations for the school board and textbook purchases,” ABC News reported.
The changes will impact elementary, middle school, and high school history and social science instruction.
Starting in second grade, students will learn that some families have two moms or two dads. In fourth grade, they will learn about the nation’s first gay rights organizations established in the 1950s, and California’s role in the movement. In middle school, students will learn about gender roles in the 18th and 19th century and instances when they were broken. The education will continue throughout high school, up to the 2015 Supreme Court marriage decision and the current court cases involving transgender student rights and bathroom access.
Opponents who attempted to repeal the law argued that parents should decide when and how their children are exposed to the subject of sexual orientation; others argued the new requirements will take away from learning about other important historical figures and events." . . .
UPDATE: Bill violates religious freedom on campus   "Passed by the state Senate and now pending in the Assembly, Senate Bill 1146 is a flawed measure that denies faith-based universities in California the ability to function based on religious beliefs and constitutional principles.
Although this may not be the intention of Sen. Ricardo Lara and his colleagues, the bill is discriminatory and violates the First Amendment and freedom of religion.
"The overall assumption of SB 1146 is that it protects gay, lesbian and transgender students against discrimination at private Christian universities. However, this overlooks the devastating impact on constitutional freedoms. Tens of thousands of students in California, many of them first-generation and people of various nationalities, will potentially have their college choice limited." . . .
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""The passage of SB 1146 would have a profound negative impact upon all California faith-based students and the universities that have successfully integrated higher education with spirituality.
"It’s critical for California to continue offering students a wide array of opportunities to further their education by allowing universities that have successfully integrated spirituality within its curriculum and campus life to remain intact. Therefore, we must find common ground in Sacramento. "
Common ground sounds like sacrificing some principles.
Hat tip to Harley Standlee; Placerville, CA

1 comment :

Ronald Barbour said...

The only way to stop this crap is to end public education AT ALL LEVELS.

Education is a function of the family and the individual - the state has no business to require attendance at public schools.