Ready for another inspiring example of our wonderful public schools at work?
As part of a language arts lesson, kids at a New Jersey elementary school were required to write an essay dealing with a hypothetical situation which begins with the student going to a party and getting drunk or drugged. ( http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/11/05/eighth-graders-asked-to-write-about-booze-herpes-and-one-night-stands.html )
“You end up having sex with this person… A week later you find out that you have contracted herpes… and that this is a disease that you will have all your life and never known when an outbreak will occur.”
“Never known?” That’s some language arts, eh?
The lesson is from [trumpet fanfare] Common Core, the federal government’s inept and costly show of micromanaging all the public schools in America.
Aside from being a very poor example of the application of the language arts, whatever they are, this little scenario makes several assumptions. 1) Teens and pre-teens will go to parties where no adult is present, because no parent cares enough to be bothered. 2) The children at these parties will consume drugs and alcohol, and no parents will ever find out and put a stop to it. 3) Once they’re properly liquored up, children will have sex with whoever comes along and probably wind up with a sexually transmitted disease.
At that point they have demonstrated their readiness to be registered as Democrat voters.
Common Core and your child’s public school classroom teacher take those three assumptions for granted–hey, that’s just how it is, being a 13-year-old these days. Every parent ought to know that.
Please do not leave your children in those schools.
It’s not healthy for them.
6 comments on “‘So, Kiddies, You Get Drunk and Have Sex…’”
This is worse than future shock; this is a real life nightmare…..and we, the taxpayers, are paying for it. These precious children, gifts from God, are being destroyed by this monster of a curriculum.
These profound moral and spiritual problems in public education go back way before Common Core. Common Core is just the latest outrage.
So sad to see the irresponsibility the Left promote
Two weeks ago I subbed for a 9th grade Health & Safety class. We had a guest speaker who the public school system had contracted to present the State-mandated sexual consent course (a five day ordeal). The speaker was strong on giving consent before you have sex, and in the process told all the ways young people could be seduced. The bottom line I got out of listening to this lecture all day long was: “Hey, you teens are going to be having sex so be sure you are not forced when you do it.” Abstinence was never brought up as an option.
Common Core was never supposed to be about prescribed lesson plans or individual readings. The idea is actually quite simple and easily justified. A lot of families relocate from one state to another while their children are in school. This is particularly true for military personnel who typically relocate every three years.
Their children deserve to be taught a complete history of the United States up through at least the Vietnam War, a complete introduction to English and World Literature including such traditional standards as Shakespeare and the Greek comedies, mathematics through algebra and geometry without crippling gaps, basic science, and stuff like that. Things that pretty much everybody will agree should be in the curriculum. Somehow Common Core has become an excuse to prescribe twaddle. Homeschooling and residential private education may be a solution for those who can afford it, but a lot of families cannot afford either of those. Common Core needs to be purged of crap, not abandoned.
I am 68 years old. When I was in high school, some students bragged about driving over a hundred miles each way to buy booze in Idaho which had a lower drinking age than Washington. (Incidentally, Eastern Washington is quite conservative.) Similarly, Neil Gorsuch told the Senate that he liked drinking beer when he was in high school. (For a variety of personal reasons, I do not indulge in any controlled recreational drugs including tobacco and alcohol.) Underage drinking and smoking are a reality. Educators need to deal with them in ways which are meaningful to our kids.
I don’t see Common Core solving any of those problems. I don’t see our public education system solving any problems at all.