School Officials Undermining Parents...

@ParaTed2k (22971)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
March 9, 2009 1:13pm CST
What would you do if a teacher or school counselor thought that you were denying your kid some of the fun of being a teenager, so they took your kid to a church party. Nothing overtly religious, no preaching or lessons... just some games and pot luck in the church yard? What if it included overt proselyting? Yet, if that same school employee thought it was awful that some kids' parents won't allow the kids to watch some movies, go to dances, or other "normal" activities. There are also heavier decisions like getting abortions or going on birth control. Yes, the school official who would undermine the parents' wishes by taking the kids to a religious activity is dead wrong... but ones who do the SAME THING in the name of "enlightenment" are every bit as wrong. The only difference is, you'll defend one and prosecute the other.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
9 Mar 09
I do not like it when one parent who is an atheist protests the school having a Christmas play and mentioning Baby Jesus and then the school decides to do a winter festival. I also do not like it when, like in British Columbia, two homosexual men decided on the school curriculum or what is happening in Massachusetts and when the kids can get an abortion without the parents consent, yet if they need to take an aspirin or a tylenol, they have to have the parent's consent. It seems the consent is only warranted when the school wants it. Parents are not allowed to make decisions for the children. No wonder parents are homeschooling.
• United States
10 Mar 09
The outlawing of homeschooling is in the workings..
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
10 Mar 09
It's sad that so many state officials are working tirelessly to outlaw homeschooling. I guess they little tyrants figure that only the government has the right to teach our kids.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
11 Mar 09
I guess the only chance would be the church schools because the State and the government wants all the children to believe that a homosexual lifestyle is far better then the traditional way of living and they will go to all ends to accomplish this end. And they also want God to be taken out of public life altogether and the worship of man to take precedence. Sounds like they plan to have a very selfish population. It will turn on them. Selfish men do not like to follow orders. I can just see it in the army, a lieutenant telling all his men "shoot when you see the enemy come over the hill," and they all telling him, "we don't have to." Then the enemy comes over, and they are all annihilated.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I would pull my child out of that school immediately if not sooner. Even though my husband and I are new parents, we are still the parents. As long as we aren't abusing the child, there is no reason to deny us the right of parenting in that where and what the child should be exposed to. If I want my child to attend a church party, we will do it as a family - not under the guidance of a teacher. I see no difference in the two scenarios. I don't care if the official is trying to enlighten my child. If we wanted the child to go to a church party, we would enroll the child in a religious school.
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
9 Mar 09
True, but what if you heard of a teacher taking someone else's kid to a dance or other activity, knowing the parents didn't allow it?
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I think I would tell the parents. I would want to know if my child were being taken to functions without my prior consent. Who is this person to dictate what kind of functions the child SHOULD be attending?
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• United States
9 Mar 09
I would absolutely throw a fit about either scenario. I am a christian but I do not want a teacher taking my children to anything like that or even trying to tell them about the Bible. Bottom line I chose who speaks into their lives in matters of God and the rest of the stuff you mentioned is out of the question as well, abortion, or any other "enlightened" subject should be off limits. So basically I would prosecute all the above!
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
10 Mar 09
I have to agree that I wouldn't want anyone in the secular school system taking my children to a ny type of a church related gathering. Our children were placed into a Christian school when all of the governmental interference started back in the 60s and 70s with "forced bussing." My daughter-in-law has home schooled their 3 girls, and it's because of what all goes on in the secular school system daily, that no one ever hears about. Some of it is absolutely awful !
• United States
10 Mar 09
First I would actually talk to the person, find out why this was done and get the other side. Then I would pull my child from the teacher or the school if it was a higher levl. I would also contact the county regarding what had happened and want some form of action to be taken. Reglious or not I would not want my childs teacher or school official to go against whatever requests, wishes, morals we decide to teach our children. Just as the schools request our assistance in what they do at the school.
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
10 Mar 09
Also, there's the teaching of evolution as origins when it is far from proven and many scientists disagree ( http://www.christiananswers.net/creation/people/home.html ) How many parents would choose this proselytizing for their children? - also yes, abortion is ok as far as many school officials are concerned, but I know many young women who are still suffering the psychological results...