‘So, Kiddies, You Get Drunk and Have Sex…’ (2015)

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Sometimes it just paralyzes the mind, to think that our government–that we pay for, that’s supposed to represent us–gets up to wicked mischief like this.


This “lesson” was for eighth graders, 13-year-olds. It was perpetrated by the government, under the guise of Common Core–the federal government’s scheme for to micromanaging every public school classroom in America.

Why don’t we hear much about Common Core anymore?

Mostly because Common Core got real unpopular–so the states that had it stopped using the name and “rewrote” a lot of it. So a lot of states still have it. The Trump administration isn’t pushing it, but hasn’t been able to get rid of it entirely, either.

If we ever elect another Democrat president, Common Core will come roaring back in all its awfulness.

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8 responses to “‘So, Kiddies, You Get Drunk and Have Sex…’ (2015)

  • unknowable2

    It was probably supposed to be a warning of sorts, but stripped of any hint of morality, it could easily be taken as tacit approval, instead. Morals are a decision we make ahead of time, boundaries we set so that we don’t do something ill advised. Sexual morality is not the easiest path, but remaining on that path protects us in many, many ways.

    The obvious concern of unwanted pregnancy is a very large issue. Conceiving a child has permanent effects upon the lives of every relative of that child. When it is done irresponsibly, all sorts of problems follow. I can think of two acts of immorality within my own extended family which had an effect upon all of my relatives on that side of the family. The ramifications went far and wide and have lasted many, many years.

    Beyond that, there are other consequences. Disease, to be assured, and also the risk of this becoming a compulsive behavior. I’ve known of more than one young man whom became obsessed with sex and ended up frequenting prostitutes. This caused them shame and guilt, but it became a habitual thing and was difficult to break free from. The same holds true for adulterers. I’ve worked with more than one serial adulterer and every one of them was miserable. Before premarital sex became socially accepted, one never heard of sexual addiction, but now it is claimed by many. Could it be that our Creator knew of this possibility when he forbade fornication?

    I was going to say that the schools need to get out of the sex business, but truly, they need to go away. They are doing an ever poorer job of giving youngsters the basics they need in order to function in this world and they are succeeding only in indoctrinating them with attitudes that will do them no good at all.

  • Phoebe

    They have no choice. If parents don’t send their children to these schools, and can’t afford private schools or don’t have the resources (and State approval) to home-school, their children may be taken away from them by the State.

    • leeduigon

      Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

      At St. Helena’s School, for instance, mothers could defray their costs by volunteering for cafeteria or recess duty, the library, or a few other jobs around the school. It seemed to me that the church was committed to providing Christian schooling to whoever truly wanted it.

      And it was a very fine school, too. There was nothing a public high school junior could do, academically, that a sixth-grader at St. Helena’s couldn’t do.

      Meanwhile, homeschooling grows less expensive every year, with more and more resources available to families.

      And finally***! Once upon a time, local school boards simply did not allow the kind of educational malpractice that has become so common today. And the community wouldn’t allow it, either. My parents’ generation were much, much more energetic citizens than mine, and each generation since has grown ever more flaccid and compliant. I think maybe I ought to post something on that tomorrow.

      • weavingword

        There are also private online Christian schools, like Liberty University Online Academy which my kids attend. A good option for people who don’t want to traditionally home school. No approval or testing from the local school district is required. (The school system here doesn’t even know my kids exist.) The curriculum, instruction, and teachers are provided. All subjects have a biblical view or component. It is considered private school, but the cost is totally affordable. My now high schooler has been enrolled since 4th grade and hasn’t looked back. My now 3rd grader started with Kindergarten and has never known anything else. We love it!

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