This letter is to voice my opinion in response to a headline in the Register on March 2, "Preference vs. prejudice". It regarded gay/lesbian groups who wanted to promote awareness lessons to local schools. Several of these groups are actually approaching schools with suggested curriculum material.
Are you serious? When are teachers supposed to accomplish this? Maybe in between teaching and preparing students for state mandated achievement tests, proficiencies, math and spelling bees or counseling parents who used to be in charge of teaching their children values, moral principles and even manners and hygiene. This no longer holds true since many of these issues have fallen squarely on the teacher's shoulders.
What is next?! Quoting a dear friend and co-worker, "Why don't they (parents) just drop them off at birth and pick them up when they are 18?"
We are not allowed to mention religion of God in schools, but is it OK then to teach the children at an early about alternative lifestyles? It's up to parents to teach their children about morals, religion, sex and sexual preferences. These subjects are not and should not be taught in our schools. Give me a break.