California to vote on bills to educate kindergarten children about

@estherlou (5017)
United States
April 11, 2007 11:59pm CST
transsexuals, bisexuals, and homosexuals. I know that California is sometimes the leader in "trends", but is this a good one?
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I am in total disagreement with this bill, Estherlou. For if I want my children to learn about homosexuals I am the one to teach them. Thank God that all of my children are grown. But when my middle child was in the eighth grade a notice for my approval of my child to be shown a film about sexuality was sent home. I signed it in the do not show my child this film. But the next week after it had been shown my daughter told me that her teacher allowed her to stay in the room and view the film. The teacher was to release my daugher to another classroom and not let her view it. How dare they be so disrespectful of the parents' desire. Who told them that they know best for our children.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I think that would have made me spitting mad!
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
13 Apr 07
It is a little bit of a touchy subject. I'm completely in favor of the GLBT community and their rights, but kindergarten might be a little bit young for this kind of education. But I think that accurate, diversity-welcoming education is a lot better than the inaccurate stereotypes and misinformation that most people get. So if the bill came up in my state, I wouldn't oppose it.
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• United States
14 Apr 07
How about 6th or 7th grade for these classes? Doesn't that make more sense? I don't oppose the education, just taking away the childhood of 5 year olds.
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@suscan (1955)
• United States
16 Apr 07
This is not a good trend. There is no reason for such young children to learn about all that. I realize that children are growing up much faster but come on, what can a 5 or 6 year old know about homosexual .bisexuals and why do they need to know so soon.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
15 Apr 07
I think this sort of education should be left for parents to discuss with their children. And I think kindergarten is way too young for this education anyway! Bad move by California.
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@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Apr 07
I am glad I don't live in Cali. I am sorry but I belive a five year old is to young to understand about that stuff yet. I also think the govermant should stay out of it and let parents raise their kids the way they see fit.
@patootie (3593)
14 Apr 07
Obviously kiddies do need to be aware that there are all kinds of folks in the world .. but i doubt they need to know at the kindergarten age .. they are still adjusting to be away from home and at school all day .. and they won't even have begun to grasp the intricacies of a heterosexual parnetership let alone one that even grown ups struggle to understand sometimes ..
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• United States
14 Apr 07
I think kindergarten is way to young for that. Parents should be the ones to decide if children should learn about that at such a young age. Hopefully it won't pass.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
No, this is not a good bill. It would be a horrible law and California will not be pleased with the outcome if they make this a law. Children are smarter than these lawmakers give them credit for. A significant percentage of children are going to instinctively be repulsed by this teaching. The result will be a life long lack of trust in the school system as these children remember what was tried to be taught to them. A significant percentage of the rest of the children, the ones who accept the teaching while very young, are going to reject it when they are older. The result will be another group that does not trust the school system. Those that are left, who accept the teaching, are going to be the ones who would have believed it all anyway. So, then why does the California educational system want to teach this at such a young age? Is it because they are not being successful in getting acceptance of these lifestyles when taught to older children?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
12 Apr 07
This sounds just like something California would come up with. They have been bringing the country down for years. No, this is not a good idea.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
12 Apr 07
NO WAY. Do young kids really need this kind of exposure? I can't imagine my 4 year old granddaughter being taught this next year. Those loon bird liberals are wackier than anything. They need to stop smoking them banana peels. Kids will eventually learn about this, but hopefully at a much later age.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I don't know, I think life is confusing enough with out giving them that kind of information. Honestly, if they need to know this kind of stuff, they will learn it at home.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
12 Apr 07
Good gief that's a bit young isn't it. We're talking 5 or 6 year olds right ? It's one thing to educate your kids but my goodness. I'm starting to see why more and more parents are home schooling.
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
17 Apr 07
They need to let kids be kids.. bad enough they go to school so early in life in the first place, When they stress something so mature, so young, it's more like brainwashing rather than education.